"Though Hannah's too shallow a character to convey the epidemic's terror effectively, readers will get a vivid picture of London's dirt and bustle, as well as generous dollops of herb and flower lore—supplemented by closing notes, a glossary, and even recipes. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A sometimes graphic tale of London in the plague-ridden summer of 1665, as seen through the eyes of a newly arrived country girl.
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