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on 5 June 2007
This is the first novel I've read by Pamela Oldfield, in fact she's written a whole series called "My Story".
It's a novel set out in the way of a diary, although Alice Paynton is a fictitious character a lot of people during that time kept diaries during that time and some have been found.
The story is based on both fact and fiction, and the author has woven both extremely well to come up with an excellent piece of work. :-)
I found it interesting as the plague and the great fire were seen through the eyes of a child and not an adult. The emotions of this child come out extremely well.
I found this a very compulsive read and would love to read some more of her work. This is a great book for both adults and children who are interested in history. It's an easy read and the story pulls you a long into a world of horror during that time were many people lost their loved ones.
It's well worth the money and it's a book I will enjoy reading again. :-)