Review: The Ashes of London

Review: The Ashes of London

4/5 – Very good

A well written and easy to read. The use of language made it very descriptive full of emotions. I found it very intriguing. Just as I thought I had worked out the plot it very unexpectedly changed. Would recommend this book.

Maria Bailey

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The Ashes of London

It was lovely to see everyone back for some more bookish adventures in 2017!

The most popular choice this time around was Andrew Taylor’s historical thriller The Ashes of London, but there’s a good mix of options, including a novel narrated by objects and a Costa Book Awards children’s category winner.

All other choices can be found in January’s Alternative Reads.

For Wednesday’s attendees all reserved copies have been put aside, but if you couldn’t make it, let Leilah know if you’d like order either book. Tell the Waterstones Doncaster staff member that you’re with the book club, and they should know to take off the extra pound, disclaimer.

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 15th February, 5.25pm for 5.45pm.


The Ashes of London, Andrew Taylor

 The Ashes of London - Andrew TaylorFrom the No.1 bestselling author of The American Boy comes a brand new historical thriller set during the time of the Great Fire of London.

London, 1666: a city in flames…

As the Great Fire consumes everything in its path, even the great cathedral and as the embers smoulder, the body of a man is found in the ruins of St Paul’s – stabbed in the neck, thumbs tied behind his back.

A woman on the run…

The son of a traitor, James Marwood is a reluctant government informer, forced to hunt the killer through the city’s devastated streets. There he encounters a determined young woman who will stop at nothing to secure her freedom.

A killer seeking revenge…

When a second murder victim is discovered in the Fleet Ditch, Marwood is drawn into the political and religious intrigue of Westminster. At a time of dangerous internal dissent, Marwood’s investigation will lead him into treacherous waters – and across the path of a determined and vengeful woman.

Published: 01/01/2017

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780008119096