Alumni Books

The White Phoenix

Aimed at 9-12 year olds, The White Phoenix is set in London in 1666. After the sudden death of her father, 13-year-old Lizzie Hopper and her mother must take over the family bookshop in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral. But England is at war with France and everywhere there are whispers of dire omens. As rumours of invasion and plague spread, Lizzie battles prejudice, blackmail and mob violence to protect the bookshop she loves. When the Great Fire of London breaks out, Lizzie must rescue more than just the bookshop. Can she now save the friend she wasn’t supposed to have?

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