In 1665, London was a dangerous place in which to live. A plague had swept across London, and a quarter of the city's population died. A year later, tragedy struck London again and the Great Fire of London destroyed two-thirds of the city. Richard Platt explores both events and how the city survived in this fascinating information book. * Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. * Text type: An information book * Curriculum links: History: How do we know about the great fire of London?