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The Great Phoenix of London

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An exciting new middle-grade historical adventure from the bestselling author of Darwin's Dragons.

1666. When 11-year-old bookish Gil finds a strange ‘heaven stone’ by the Thames, he never thought it would hatch. Or that so soon after the Great Plague, a small fire in London would become a deadly inferno.

Soon Gil, his phoenix, and his spiky friend Magda must cross the burning city, avoid a terrifying mob, and find a place where they can all be safe.

  • The fourth middle-grade historical adventure by hugely successful and critically acclaimed Lindsay Galvin.

    A unique spin on the infamous tragedy with Galvin’s original mix of mythology, history and science.

    The Great Fire of London is a favourite National Curriculum teaching topic.

    A touching animal friendship at the heart of the story.


    ‘Galvin is a thrilling storyteller’ TELEGRAPH

    ‘Breathtakingly daring and imaginative’ BOOKTRUST

    Genre: Children's Fiction

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