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Created: 24th May, 2017

The Great Fire of London

Author: Emma Adams
Illustrator: James Weston Lewis
Publisher: Hachette

Emma Adams’ text evokes the sights and smells of 17th century London before giving a brief and atmospheric account of how the Great Fire of London began, how it was dealt with and its subsequent impact on the lives of Londoners from the reform of firefighting methods to the architecture of the city. The author draws on the diary of Samuel Pepys for authentic description.

The striking, print style illustrations by James Weston Lewis use a limited palette of appropriately blazing orange and smoky blues and greys.

Also illustrated by James Weston Lewis: The Legend of Tutankhamun, written by Sally Jane Morgan (9781526360076), Wren & Rook £14.99