Posted by: mlawrencekey | February 24, 2011

Review: The Plague and the Fire

The Plague and the FireThe Plague and the Fire by James Leasor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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.

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