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For teenagers a harrowing tale set in 1665 London, a third of its population about to be destroyed by plague. All begins delightfully - Hannah, red-haired and freckled, thrilled to join her sister Sarah and help run the tiny shop selling sweetmeats. Only gradually do they realize that certain disturbing rumours need to be treated very seriously....

Impressively detailed (sweetmeat recipes included), the novel vividly shows how Londoners strive to cope at one of the darkest times in the city's history. Readers are likely long to remember images of red crosses on doors, the scrawled LORD HAVE MERCY ON US, the tolling of the church bells, the carts collecting the dead, the graveyards with piles of bodies awaiting disposal.

What now for Hannah, Sarah and Tom, the ever-helpful apothecary's apprentice? Pages will be turned quickly, with some anxiety, in the bid to find out.

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