Wild Reading 06/07/20
At the Sign of the Sugared Plum
The prequel to Petals in the Ashes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
It is 1665 and Hannah, the spirited heroine, is thrilled at the chance to visit London to help her sister in her sweetmeats shop, The Sugared Plum.
Upon arrival however, Hannah learns that plague is threatening to devastate the city and that behind the excitment of first love and a new way of life lurks the shadow of death. How will Hannah and her sister survive?
This lively and absorbing tale convincingly conveys the atmosphere of seventeenth-century London streetlife.