The Book of Fires ~~ Jane Borodale


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The Book of Fires by Jane Borodale
Reminiscent of Year of Wonders, a captivating debut novel of fireworks, fortune, and a young woman's redemption

It is 1752 and seventeen-year-old Agnes Trussel arrives in London pregnant with an unwanted child. Lost and frightened, she finds herself at the home of Mr. J. Blacklock, a brooding fireworks maker who hires Agnes as an apprentice. As she learns to make rockets, portfires, and fiery rain, she slowly gains his trust and joins his quest to make the most spectacular fireworks the world has ever seen.

Jane Borodale offers a masterful portrayal of a relationship as mysterious and tempestuous as any the BrontAs conceived. Her portrait of 1750s London is unforgettable, from the grimy streets to the inner workings of a household where little is as it seems. Through it all, the clock is ticking, for Agnes's secret will not stay secret forever.
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About the Book
  • Published:
    Feb-2010 (Hardcover)
    Jan-2011 (Paperback)
  • Formats:
    Print / eBook / Audio
  • Pages:
    368
  • Age Level:
    18 & up
  • Purchase:
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