London, 1666. After the sudden death of her father, thirteen-year-old Lizzie Hopper and her mother must take over The White Pheonix- the family bookshop in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral. But England is at war with France and dire prophecies abound. 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? Can The White Pheonix rise from the ashes? Shortlisted for the Historical Association Young Quills Award 2021 and recommended by the judges as a strong book that would enhance learning in school.