As if the plague wasn't bad enough, here comes the fiery antidote! As famous diary-keeper Samuel Pepys, you'll witness four days and four nights of fire and live to tell the tale. Find out how people lived in the London of 1666, how they coped in the aftermath and all importantly, whodunnit! - or at least who we think dunnit! "You Wouldn't Want To Be" is a constantly-growing library of exciting titles which transport the reader to the grisliest times and places in history. The first-person narrative approach puts the reader in the shoes of some of the most unfortunate people ever to have lived. Humorous cartoon-style illustrations bring the characters to life, while informative captions explain processes or chronological events.
This is Book 18 in the You Wouldn't Want to be Series. See all You Wouldn't Want to be books here.
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Jim Pipe graduated with a degree in Ancient and Modern History from Oxford University before teaching in Hong Kong. Back in England, he worked as an editor in children's publishing for several years. He is now a freelance writer and has written over 100 children's titles, including history, horror, graphic novels and fantasy books....More about Jim Pipe
John Malam studied ancient history and archaeology at the University of Birmingham, after which he worked as an archaeologist at the Iron Bridge Gorge Museum in Shropshire. He is now an author specialising in information books for children. He lives in Cheshire with his wife, a b...More about David Antram