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By permission of heaven : the story of the Great Fire of London

"By Permission of Heaven, Adrian Tinniswood's magnificent new account of the Great Fire of London, explores the history of a cataclysm and its consequences, from that first small blaze to the rebirth of a city. The statistics of the disaster are terrible 436 acres of closely packed streets burned; 13,200 houses destroyed; millions of pounds lost. But the Great Fire wasn't simply a tragedy of economics or architecture. It wrecked lives and destroyed livelihoods, it killed and maimed, and it drove Londoners mad in their quest for vengeance."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 2003
Jonathan Cape, London, 2003
xiv, 330 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
9780224062268, 0224062263
52485312
Includes index