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Paperback:By permission of heaven : the story of the Great Fire of London / Adrian Tinniswood.:2004 By permission of heaven : the story of the Great Fire of London / Adrian Tinniswood.
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Author: Tinniswood, Adrian.
Publication year: 2004
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Classification: 942.1066
Publisher: London : Pimlico, 2004.
ISBN: 9780712668477 (pbk.) : 8.99
Notes:
Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2003.
This account of the Great Fire of London explores its history and consequences, from the first small blaze to the long work of rebuilding. It also describes the human story of the fire and its aftermath - the panic and terror, the hunt for scapegoats and the rebirth of a city. There had, of course, been other fires, Four Hundred and fifty years before, the city had almost burned to the ground. Yet the signs from the heavens in 1666 were ominous: comets, pyramids of flame, monsters born in city slums. Then, in the early hours on 2 September, a small fire broke out on the ground floor of a baker's house in Pudding Lane. In five days that small fire would devastate the third largest city in the Western world.Adrian Tinniswood's magnificent new account of the Great Fire of London explores the history of a cataclysm and its consequences. It pieces together the untold human story of the Fire and its aftermath - the panic, the search for scapegoats, and the rebirth of a city. Above all, it
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xiv, 330 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., facsims., maps, ports. ; 20 cm.

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