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The Ashes of London

Andrew Taylor

Category: Mystery/thriller

Set during the Great Fire of 1666, the No.1 bestselling The Ashes of London sees James Marwood, a struggling civil servant, sucked into the Great Fire’s murderous consequences when he collides with Cat Lovett, a damaged but ferocious young woman, during the burning of St Paul’s Cathedral. The stakes are high: the threatened overthrow of the recently restored monarchy.

In 1666, the Great Fire ripped the heart out of London. James Marwood, a struggling civil servant, is sucked into its murderous consequences when he collides with Cat Lovett, a damaged but ferocious young woman, during the burning of St Paul’s Cathedral. The stakes are high: the threatened overthrow of the recently restored monarchy.

Set in the vibrant but dangerous world of Restoration England, The Ashes of London is the first of a series.

‘Breathtakingly ambitious’ (Financial Times)

‘Terrific stuff…wonderfully plausible’ (Daily Telegraph)

‘A masterclass in how to weave a well-researched history into a complex plot’ (The Times – Book of the Year)

Andrew Taylor is a No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author. He is the only triple winner of the Historical Dagger for Fiction, and has won many other awards including the Diamond Dagger and Sweden’s Martin Beck Award.

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