The Great Fire A City in Flames by Ann Turnbull
  

The Great Fire A City in Flames

Written by Ann Turnbull
Illustrated by
Part of the National Archives Series

Synopsis

The Great Fire A City in Flames by Ann Turnbull

A thrilling historical adventure based on documents from the National Archives. Orphan Sam has survived the Great Plague, but his chance at a new life goes up in smoke when a fire breaks out on Pudding Lane. In sixteen hundred and sixty-six, London burned like rotten sticks. Left alone and homeless by the Great Plague, Sam struggled to survive. He was lucky to get a job working for the Giraud family. Though Andre, the son of his boss, doesn't make life easy. And then a fire breaks out on Pudding Lane. Before anyone fully realises what's happening, London's burning... and this fire can't be put out. Now it's time for Sam to prove what he's really worth. If he can get out alive... A thrilling historical adventure produced in partnership with the National Archives. Sam's previous adventure is The Great Plague: A Cross on the Door is also available from Bloomsbury Education.

Reviews

The books contain enough tension to grip the reader and keep the stories flowing and the atmosphere of Stuart London is excellently evoked. * www.parentsintouch.co.uk * very good at getting across the terrifying actuality of the Great Fire. ...Children of seven plus should enjoy this book. * Historical Novel Society * This is an exciting adventure...which in its short length succeeds in evoking a strong sense of time and place... * School Librarian *

About the Author

Ann Turnbull

I was born in Hertford, England and brought up in Bexleyheath, which was then in Kent but is now part of Greater London. I have always loved books; my childhood favourites were the Narnia stories by C S Lewis and Kipling’s Jungle Books. By the age of ten I had decided I wanted to be a writer. Paper always seemed to be scarce in those days, but I used to write stories on the unused pages left in old school exercise books, or even on the backs of opened-out envelopes. In my early teens two things happened that helped me to feel like a real writer: my parents bought me my first typewriter – a second-hand Underwood - and I went in for a short story competition and won a place at the Writers’ Summer School at Swanwick in Derbyshire.

After leaving school I worked as a secretary for many years. Later I began training as a teacher, but decided teaching was not for me. However I read children’s novels as part of my course and was inspired to try writing one myself. My first novel was published in 1974, and since then I have written thirty books for children and young people of all ages.

My hobbies are reading, dancing, singing, and walking in the countryside. I am married, with two grown-up children, and now live in Shropshire.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
96 pages

Author

Ann Turnbull
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Author's Website

www.annturnbull.com/home.ht...

Publisher

A & C Black (Childrens books) an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

12th September 2013

ISBN

9781408186862


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