Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker
Hazel Forsyth delves into never-before-studied primary sources to shed light on the dramatic aftermath of the disaster and reveal the very personal stories of the people who pieced their lives together in its wake.
By documenting the tradesmen, from apothecaries and chandlers to shoemakers and watchmakers, 'Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker' tells a story of loss and resilience and shows how the city we know today rose from the ashes.
Beautifully illustrated with paintings, exquisite fabrics, candle snuffers and other fascinating objects associated with the trades of the time, we are treated to a visual feast, an evocative reminder of life before and after the Great Fire.
Publisher: I. B. Tauris