Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker

Hazel Forsyth


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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
30 August 2016
ISBN: 9781784537487
248 pages

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Hazel Forsyth delvesin to never-before-studied primary sources to shed light on thedramatic aftermath of the disaster and reveal the very personalstories of the people who pieced their lives together in its wake. Bydocumenting the tradesmen, from apothecaries and chandlers toshoemakers and watchmakers, Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Makertells a story of loss and resilience and illuminates how the citywe know today rose from the ashes. Beautifully illustrated withexquisite fabrics, candle snuffers and other fascinating imagesassociated with the trades of the time, we are treated to a visualfeast, an evocative reminder of life before and after the Great Fire.