The Great Fire

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Doubleday, 1973 - London (England) - 64 pages
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Orphaned by the Great Plague of 1665, twelve-year-old Peter builds a new life only to have it shattered again by London's Great Fire.

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User Review  - moonshineandrosefire - LibraryThing

Orphaned due to the Great Plague of 1665, 12-year-old Peter has somehow built a new life for himself. It is tough, but he is living a relatively good life until the Great Fire of London strikes. Will ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

This is a book for kids (7-10), about the great fire in London in 1666. It has good details about life in London, the plague, the London bridge. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Monica Enid Dickens, MBE (born 10 May 1915, London - died 25 December 1992, Reading, Berkshire) was an English writer, the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens. A prolific author of over 30 works of fiction and four series of children's books including the "The World's End" and "The Folly Foot" series. She decided to go into service despite coming from the privileged class; her experiences as a cook and general servant would form the nucleus of her first book, "One Pair Of Hands" in 1939."One Pair Of Feet" (1942) recounted her work as a nurse, and subsequently she worked in an aircraft factory and on a local newspaper in Hitchin - her experiences in the latter field of work inspired her 1951 book "My Turn To Make The Tea".

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