Publisher description for Petals in the ashes / by Mary Hooper.


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This gripping account of London's Great Fire of 1666 is a worthy companion to At the Sign of the Sugared Plum. Only one year after the city suffered such terrible losses during the Plague, London is recovering and Hannah convinces her parents that, with her younger sister Anne's help, she can return to the city and manage the sweetmeats shop on her own. The girls are thrilled to be back in London, and Hannah even finds her old beau, Tom, alive and well and working for a magician. But her newfound happiness is short-lived as fires begin to spring up around the city and quickly move closer to their shop. Finally, Hannah and Anne are forced to abandon their home to save their lives. When the fires have abated, the girls return to find their shop in ruins. They also find Tom, beaten and injured after being chased by a mob that blamed the magician for starting the fire. Despite their losses, Hannah is sure that one day she will rebuild her shop and once again trade under the sign of the sugared plum.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Plague England London History 17th century Juvenile fiction, Great Fire, London, England, 1666 Juvenile fiction, Plague England Fiction, Great Fire, London, England, 1666 Fiction, London (England) History 17th century Fiction, Sisters Fiction, Great Britain History Charles II, 1660-1685 Fiction