Intensely powerful novel set in London during the height of the Plague in the 1600s. A companion piece to Mary Hooper's bestselling At the Sign of the Sugared Plum.
Abby is delighted to be appointed to the position of nursemaid in the well-to-do Beauchurch household. But it's the summer of 1665, and soon whispers are spreading through London that the Plague is returning. Can Abby keep herself and her small charge Grace safe, or will the disaster engulf them?