LONDON IN FLAMES

Investigate the history behind the devastating events of 1665-66...

The Great Fire of London

by Emma Adams 

In 1666, London's citizens woke to see the skyline ablaze. The Great Fire of London is a hauntingly beautiful visual re-telling of one of the most well-known disasters in the city's history. As the pages turn, you can witness the journey as London burns to the ground and then rebuilds itself again.

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London on Fire 

by John C. Miles 

This book takes you on a journey across London in the late 17th Century. It explains the key events of the time: the reasons for the Restoration, the arrival of the Plague and, of course, the Great Fire of 1666 and the new London that arose out of its ashes. 

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Raven Boy

by Pippa Goodhart

Pippa Goodhart's novel is firmly rooted in history and vividly describes the horror of the Plague and the Great Fire. At its heart though is a thrilling adventure about a boy, his battle with injustice, and his special relationship with a wild animal.

The Great Fire of London: Unclassified by Nick Hunter

The Great Fire of London destroyed the homes of almost 90% of London's population. Could it have been prevented? The Great Fire Unclassified takes readers on a journey back in time to uncover the true story behind London's most destructive fire.

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London (See Inside)

by Rob Lloyd Jones 

Delve deep under London's streets, including double page spreads on medieval times, the Tudor period, the Plague, the Great Fire of London, the restoration, Victorian London and the Blitz, each containing absorbing and fascinating historical detail. 

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The Baker's Boy and the Great Fire of London by Tom Bradman

When Will wakes to the smell of smoke, he knows something is terribly wrong! As his family escape the flames engulfing their bakery, Will realises he must stop the fire from spreading. But what can be done before all of London goes up in smoke?

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The Great Plague 1665

by Pam Robson 

This book is ideal for those who want an 'at-a-glance' overview of The Great Plague. Complete with descriptions of the key events of the plague, it explains how it started and spread, how it affected its victims and how London was affected during the outbreak.

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Samuel Pepys

by Paul Harrison

Samuel Pepys is famous for his diary, where he documents events such as the Great Fire of London and the Great Plague. Find out why people thought his diary was written in code, why Pepys was known as the 'father of the modern navy' and why he was arrested and sent to the Tower of London.

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Plagues, Pox and Pestilence

by Richard Platt 

A comprehensive history of disease and pestilence, told as 'eyewitness' accounts from the rats, flies, ticks and creepy-crawlies who spread diseases, plus plenty of fascinating facts and figures on the biggest and worst afflictions.

You Wouldn't Want to Be in the Great Fire of London

by Faustin Charles

As if the plague wasn't bad enough, here comes the fiery antidote! Find out how people lived in the London of 1666, how they coped in the aftermath and all importantly, whodunnit! - or at least who we think dunnit!

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