The Book of Fires

by Jane Borodale | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0007305737 Global Overview for this book
Registered by shelj7k of Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on 6/27/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by shelj7k from Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, June 27, 2011

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Journal Entry 2 by shelj7k at Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, June 27, 2011
From amazon.co.uk:

A stunning historical novel, 'The Book of Fires' is the unforgettable story of Agnes Trussel – and love, fireworks and redemption.

Brought up in rural Sussex, seventeen-year-old Agnes Trussel is carrying an unwanted child. Taking advantage of the death of her elderly neighbour, Agnes steals her savings and runs away to London. On her way she encounters the intriguing Lettice Talbot who promises that she will help Agnes upon their arrival. But Agnes soon becomes lost in the dark, labyrinthine city. She ends up at the household of John Blacklock, laconic firework-maker, becoming his first female assistant.

The months pass and it becomes increasingly difficult for Agnes to conceal her secret. Soon she meets Cornelius Soul, seller of gunpowder, and hatches a plan which could save her from ruin. Yet why does John Blacklock so vehemently disapprove of Mr Soul? And what exactly is he keeping from her? Could the housekeeper, Mrs Blight, with her thirst for accounts of hangings, suspect her crime or condition?

Journal Entry 3 by shelj7k at Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, June 27, 2011
I found this a little slow but there was a nice twist at the end.

Journal Entry 4 by shelj7k at Tesco in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, June 27, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (6/27/2011 UTC) at Tesco in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin Ireland

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