The Great Plague




Book information
Author Pamela Oldfield
Series My Story
Publishers Scholastic UK
Publication date November 16, 2001[1] (1st)
May 5, 2008[2] (2nd)
October 2, 2014[3] (3rd)
Pages 192
ISBN 9780439992282
Book in series 7
Preceded by Twentieth-Century Girl
Followed by The '45 Rising

The Great Plague: The Diary of Alice Paynton is the seventh book in Scholastic UK's My Story series. The book was written by Pamela Oldfield, her first for the series. It was first published in November 2001, and reissued twice in May 2008 and October 2014 with new cover art.

Book descriptionEdit

"July 3rd 1665
Aunt Nell came home from the market looking very pale. She overheard two men discussing the Weekly Bills of Mortality. It seems that in the past week 700 people have died from the plague. So the plague is well and truly come to London after all. After much discussion I am to be sent to Wodwich with Aunt Nell. I refused to go without Poppet and Papa has relented. I was sent to enquire of a carrier but was soon stopped in my tracks. One of the houses in the next street had a red cross painted on the door. Above the cross someone had chalked, "Lord Have Mercy Upon Us."

"It's 1665 and Alice is looking forward to being back in London. But the plague is spreading quickly, and as each day passes more red crosses appear on doors. When her aunt is struck down with the plague, she is forced to make a decision that could change her life forever..."

"Partage le journal intime d'Alice et affronte avec elle les fléaux d'une année maudite.
3 Juillet 1665. Tante Nell est revenue toute pâle du marché. Elle a entendu deux hommes discuter : la semaine dernière, sept cents personnes sont mortes de la maladie. Le peste s'est bel et bien installée à Londres. Une longue discussion a cu lieu à la maison, et je vais devoir partir pour Woolwich avec tante Nell. J'ai refusé de m'en aller sans mon chien et papa a cédé. Au moins Poppet apportera un peu de joie à la ferme. On m'a envoyée me ren seifner sur les horaires des péniches, mais quelque chose m'a arrêtée en chemin : une croix rouge était peinte sur une porte de la ruc voisine. Au-dessus de la croix était écrit : "Dieu air pitié de nous."



Main article: List of The Great Plague characters



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The Great Plague | The '45 Rising | Mill Girl | Transported | Bloody Tower | Mayflower | Suffragette | Slave Girl
Anne Boleyn and Me | Victorian Workhouse | War Nurse | The Queen's Spies | Princess of Egypt | Pompeii
Road to War | Highway Girl | Sophie's Secret War | The Fall of the Blade | Factory Girl | No Way Back
Wartime Princess | Berlin Olympics | Lady Jane Grey | Nowhere to Run | Codename Céline


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Flying Ace | D-Day | Spy Smuggler | Desert Danger | U-Boat Hunter | Roman Invasion | Viking Blood | The Sweep's Boy
The Storm to Come | Pyramid of Secrets

My Royal Story

Egyptian Princess | Bloody Tower | Victoria | Anastasia | Anne Boleyn and Me | Cleopatra | Marie Antoinette | Elizabeth
Mary, Queen of Scots | Catherine of Aragon | Henry VIII's Wives

My True Story

What If They Find Us? | Hero at Dunkirk | Standing Alone | Give Us the Vote! | Dodger!

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