Sunday, September 17, 2006

Master Cornhill

by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

This here's the story of a boy, one Michael Cornhill, who was sent out of London to escape the great plague of 1665. He returns to London only to find himself an orphan, his step-family and close neighbors all having died. So the eleven-and-a-half year old lad is on his own in the great city, trying to find a way to survive. How he does is an intriguing and enjoyable tale. Ms. McGraw does an exceptional job of describing the city of London in 1666. She has either done a painstaking job of research or she is a great liar. It seems like she's describing her own hometown. All in all, 'tis a good book. Check it out.
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