One of my favorite historical books, maybe because of its no-holds-barred approach to the 1665 plague and 1666 fire in London. Also compelling because of the intricate research based on Defoe, Pepys and other authors of the time, as well as other contemporary documents, couple with Leasor’s memorable prose and storytelling abilities. Recommended for anyone interested in the history of the 17th century.
Posted by: mlawrencekey | February 24, 2011
Review: The Plague and the Fire
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