5 books tenuously linked to bonfire night

Posted by Al Kinley Digital Influencer

6th Nov 2012

It's a slow news week on the Oxfam blog. So here are five books that may or may not have something to do with bonfire night, to keep the explosive fun going now that the big day has passed.

Remember, once these books are gone, they're gone - so snap them up quick!

Tom Wolfe: The Bonfire of the Vanities

The classic drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York.

Fireworks: The Adventure of Wonk

Who wouldn't want a book called "The Adventures of Wonk"? From 1941? With a koala on the front?

The story of some famous bonfires

The title undersells it somewhat; this is actually the collected stories of various Christian martyrs. I'd be disappointed if my execution was referred to as a "bonfire".

Guy Fawkes, or The Gunpowder Treason

A rare early edition from 1857, telling the story of the infamous Fawkes.

Famous & Infamous Cases (first edition)

In case Fawkes' story isn't enough to keep you enthralled, here's a book full of "the famous and fascinating state trials of England," including Ann Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey, Mary Queen of Scots, Sir Walter Raleigh and Oscar Wilde.

What's on your reading list this November? Let us know in the comments.

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