Petals in the Ashes

The sequel to At the Sign of the Sugared Plum

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books

Review

It is 1666: a year after Hannah, heroine of At the Sign of the Sugared Plum, first came to London and was forced to leave after the outbreak of plague. Now, Hannah is ready to return to the bustle of city life with her younger sister Anne, keen to re-open the Sugared Plum sweetmeats shop and to make up for lost time.

But fate has not finished with London - dreadful things have been prophesised for the city and as Hannah and Anne settle in, a terrible fire takes hold in Pudding Lane, with devastating consequences.

In this worthy sequel to the first installment of Hannah's story, Mary Hooper once again shows her mastery of the historical landscape.

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