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The Great Fire - A City in Flames

Written by Ann Turnbull

Part of the National Archives Series

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A thrilling historical adventure produced in partnership with the National Archives.



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Sam's previous adventure is The Great Plague: A Cross on the Door is also available from Bloomsbury Education.

The Great Fire - A City in Flames Synopsis

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...

The Great Fire - A City in Flames Press Reviews

The books contain enough tension to grip the reader and keep the stories flowing and the atmosphere of Stuart London is excellently evoked.

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 

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ISBN: 9781408186862
Publication date: 12/09/2013
Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408186862
Publication date: 12th September 2013
Author: Ann Turnbull
Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Historical Fiction

About 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 ...

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