The Book Of Fires - Jane Borodale
Jane Borodale’s first novel, THE BOOK OF FIRES, is a vivid portrait of 1750s England. The heroine, Agnes Trussel, leads the reader from countryside squalor to a sooty, bustling London. Part of a large family, struggling to even survive, Agnes clearly stands out from her siblings. Her interior thoughts, expertly drawn in present tense, add insight and immediacy to the tale. ...

Please read my full review here: http://cineastesbookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/01/book-of-fires.html