|Pure City Peter Ackroyd. bidders. It is a perfect example of the city's commercial |
instinct. The freight, and the dates of travel, were arranged well in advance.
Merchants at home would then invest in the journey of the travelling merchant, ...
|The wonderfully rhythmic shifting of focus from trial to back alleys, where we come upon George Gissing, author of New Grub Street, and even Karl Marx, gives the story a tremendous depth and resonance beyond its page-turning thriller plot.|