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The Book of Fires

The Book of Fires

(2009)
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"This astonishing description of 18th-century England, the creation of fireworks, and the determined Agnes held me happily captive."
Brunonia Barry


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 Brontës 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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Hardback Editions

February 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: The Book of Fires
Author(s): Jane Borodale
ISBN: 0-7505-3337-4 / 978-0-7505-3337-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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January 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: The Book of Fires: A Novel
Author(s): Jane Borodale
ISBN: 0-670-02106-7 / 978-0-670-02106-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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January 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: The Book of Fires
Author(s): Jane Borodale
ISBN: 0-00-730572-9 / 978-0-00-730572-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperPress
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Paperback Editions

December 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The Book of Fires
Author(s): Jane Borodale
ISBN: 0-14-311848-X / 978-0-14-311848-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The Book of Fires
Author(s): Jane Borodale
ISBN: 0-00-730573-7 / 978-0-00-730573-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Collins
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June 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Book of Fires
Author(s): Jane Borodale
ISBN: 0-00-731331-4 / 978-0-00-731331-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperPress
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Audio Editions

November 2009 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Book of Fires
Author(s): Jane Borodale
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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November 2009 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Book of Fires
Author(s): Jane Borodale
ISBN: 0-7531-4632-0 / 978-0-7531-4632-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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November 2009 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Book of Fires
Author(s): Jane Borodale
ISBN: 0-7531-4633-9 / 978-0-7531-4633-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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November 2009 : UK MP3 CD
Title: The Book of Fires
Author(s): Jane Borodale
ISBN: 0-7531-4635-5 / 978-0-7531-4635-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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November 2009 : UK MP3 CD
Title: The Book of Fires
Author(s): Jane Borodale
ISBN: 0-7531-4634-7 / 978-0-7531-4634-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Book of Fires: A Novel
Author(s): Jane Borodale
Publisher: Penguin Books
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May 2009 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Book of Fires
Author(s): Jane Borodale
Publisher: William Collins
Availability: Amazon UK   



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