The book of fires
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Published:
New York : Viking, 2010, c2009.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st American ed.
Physical Desc:
360 pages ; 24 cm.
Status:
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Fiction Borodal
Description
Reminiscent of Year of Wonders , a captivating debut novel of fireworks, fortune, and a young woman's redemption It is 1752 and seventeen-year-old Agnes Trussel arrives in London pregnant with an unwanted child. Lost and frightened, she finds herself at the home of Mr. J. Blacklock, a brooding fireworks maker who hires Agnes as an apprentice. As she learns to make rockets, portfires, and fiery rain, she slowly gains his trust and joins his quest to make the most spectacular fireworks the world has ever seen. Jane Borodale offers a masterful portrayal of a relationship as mysterious and tempestuous as any the Bront√ęs conceived. Her portrait of 1750s London is unforgettable, from the grimy streets to the inner workings of a household where little is as it seems. Through it all, the clock is ticking, for Agnes's secret will not stay secret forever. Deeply atmospheric and intimately told from Agnes's perspective, The Book of Fires will appeal to readers of Geraldine Brooks, Sarah Waters, Sheri Holman, and Michel Faber.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780670021062, 0670021067

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General Note
"Pamela Dorman books."
General Note
Originally published: London : HarperPress, 2009.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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The year is 1752, and 17-year-old Agnes Trussel arrives in London pregnant with an unwanted child. Lost and frightened, she lands work as an apprentice to a fireworks maker. As she learns the trade, she joins in his quest to make the most spectacular fireworks the world has ever seen.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Borodale, J. (20102009). The book of fires. 1st American ed. New York: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Borodale, Jane. 20102009. The Book of Fires. New York: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Borodale, Jane, The Book of Fires. New York: Viking, 20102009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Borodale, Jane. The Book of Fires. 1st American ed. New York: Viking, 20102009. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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