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Fighting the Flames by R.M. Ballantyne
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Feb 14, 2015

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, writtenin-takesplace-in-1800s, fiction, story
Read in January, 2010

This book is not one single story, but rather several minor plots woven into one book to give a wonderful picture of the life of London and particularly the London Fire Brigade. Many of the stories of the heroism, courage, and courtesy of the firemen and other related people brought tears to my eyes, and it is well-written so I could understand the great trials and difficulties, without it being too graphic. With so much death and violence essential to the story, I really appreciated that each of these events is merely stated, without any details or intensity.

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