The Plato Papers by Peter Ackroyd

 Peter Ackroyd has written a number of books which sparkle like sunlight on the Thames. His ledger includes London: The Autobiography, Hawksmoor and Chatterton, for instance – wonderful tomes which make you see the world through a curious glass of his own devising and make fellow authors nauseous with envy. And then…there is The Plato Papers, a novel…