Black Death - The Story of the Plague at Eyam The events in this story are based on the actual events that took place in the village of Eyam, Derbyshire in 1665. Whilst the main protagonists of the story of fictional, they interact with real persons who lived and died during that terrible summer. Children will readily identify with Sarah the heroine of the story, or her younger brother and elder sister. The text is supported by historical fact about the plague and Eyam itself. Year 5 title supporting the basic need for different text-types (non-fiction) reading in NLS. TreeTops now branching out into non-fiction, with the same high-quality that the fiction strands enjoy. These books contain full introduction and story background sections, narrative 'faction' text and full supporting contents, index and glossary.