Peter Ackroyd Hawksmoor

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Hawksmoor

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In the aftermath of the great fire, eighteenth-century London is a city of extremes. Squalor and superstition vie with elegance and reason as brilliant architect, Nicholas Dyer, is commissioned to build seven new churches. They are to stand as beacons of the Enlightenment but Dyer plans to conceal a dark secret at the heart of each one.

Two hundred and fifty years later, in the same vast metropolis, a series of murders occur on the sites of those same churches. Detective Nicholas Hawksmoor investigates, but the gruesome crimes make no sense to the modern mind...

Combining thriller, ghost story and metaphysical tract, Hawksmoor won the Whitbread Book Award and Guardian Fiction Prize in 1985.

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W osiemnastowiecznym Londynie architekt Nicholas Dyer zajmuje sie budowa kosciolów. W odróznieniu od swego kolegi, Christophera Wrena, przesiaknietego naukowym optymizmem epoki rozumu, Dyer ma obsesje wnikania w mroczne aspekty ludzkiej natury, co determinuje jego zycie i prace. Jego dwudziestowieczne alter ego, detektyw Scotland Yardu nazwiskiem Hawksmoor, prowadzi sledztwo w sprawie serii morderstw, dokonanych na kilku budowlach kosciolów. Tak samo jak niegdys Dyera, drecza go watpliwosci, w nastepstwie czego znajdzie sie na krawedzi utraty zmyslów.

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“Derek Jacobi romps through the rococo phrasing with such competence that it’s hard to stop listening to this tale”
Independent 15/3/97

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