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Viewing Entry - The book of fires (S13886)
by Borodale, Jane.

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TitleThe book of fires
Author / Responsible partyBorodale, Jane.
GenreHistorical fiction.
TopicsHistorical fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


1752. As winter approaches, two guilty secrets drive 17-year-old Agnes Trussel to run away from her home in rural Sussex. Pregnant with an unwanted child and carrying stolen coins, she is shocked by the squalor of London. She finds work as an assistant to a firework-maker, John Blacklock. Soon she meets Cornelius Soul, seller of gunpowder, and hatches a plan which could save her. But why does Blacklock disapprove of Mr Soul? And what is Blacklock hiding from her? Meanwhile, her own secret is becoming harder to conceal, especially from the suspicious eye of Mrs Blight, the housekeeper with a thirst for hangings. Caught between her crime and condition it appears that ruin must be inevitable.

Additional Information

System control numberS13886
Original Print PublisherLondon : Harper Press, 2009.
NarratorAnnie Aldington.
Narrator NameAnnie Aldington.
Participant or performer noteAnnie Aldington.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator