The Book of Fires

The Book of Fires

[a Novel]

Book - 2010
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"A spectacular debut" ( Booklist ) reminiscent of Geraldine Brook's Year of Wonders .

It is 1752, and seventeen-year-old Agnes Trussel is pregnant with an unwanted child. Facing certain misery at home, she flees rural Sussex for London. Overwhelmed by the crowded, grim streets, Agnes finds herself at the home of Mr. J. Blacklock, a brooding fireworks maker who hires her as an apprentice. As she learns to make joins his quest to make the most spectacular fireworks the world has ever seen. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking on Agnes's secret-but her mysterious mentor is hatching plans of his own.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2010, c2009
ISBN: 9780143118480
Branch Call Number: BORO
Characteristics: 360 p. ; 21 cm

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happycanuck
Apr 14, 2013

Unusual plot. Well written. A good solid read.

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