Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace


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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

The Cataclysmic Great Fire of London and a Disgusting Beauty Regimen with Guest Evie Hawtrey


On this week's History, Books and Wine podcast, we have guest author Evie Hawtrey talking about the great fire of London in 1666, a disgusting beauty regimen, and Evie's new release, AND BY FIRE

Take a listen to find out the fascinating history behind the cataclysmic fire that cost nearly $2 billion in today's currency. And trust me, you don't want to miss the most horrendous beauty regimen. 

Here's a snippet to get your started.

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About Evie's Book...

Nigella Parker, Detective Inspector with the City Police, has a deeply rooted fear of fire and a talent for solving deadly arson cases. When a charred figure is found curled beside Sir Christopher Wren’s Monument to The Great Fire of London, Nigella faces her toughest challenge yet—stopping a murderous artist creating sculptures using burnt flesh.

Partnering with Colm O’Leary of Scotland Yard, a former lover who made the mistake of saying three little words, Nigella tracks the arsonist across greater London, racing to connect the dots between an antique nail pulled from a dead man’s hands, and a long-forgotten architect dwarfed by the legacy of Wren.

Wren is everywhere Nigella and O’Leary turn. Why? In answering that question they resurrect the coldest of cold cases—the search for a bookseller gone missing during the Great Fire of London more than 350 years earlier. Conducted by an unlikely pair of detectives, a lady-in-waiting to the Queen and a royal fireworks maker, that 17th century investigation discovered devilry in the fiery destruction of St. Paul’s. Did that devilry lead to murder? And can crimes past help catch a modern-day killer?

As Nigella and O’Leary rush to decode clues, London’s killer-artist sets his sights on one of them as the subject of his next fiery masterpiece.

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