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Burning Bright By Tracy Chevalier

Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier

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Summary

The wonderful new novel from the much loved author of 'Girl With a Pearl Earring' and 'Falling Angels'.

Burning Bright Summary

Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier

The wonderful new novel from the much loved author of 'Girl With a Pearl Earring' and 'Falling Angels'. Flames and funerals, circus feats and seduction, neighbours and nakedness: Tracy Chevalier's new novel 'Burning Bright' sparkles with drama. London 1792. The Kellaways move from familiar rural Dorset to the tumult of a cramped, unforgiving city. They are leaving behind a terrible loss, a blow that only a completely new life may soften. Against the backdrop of a city jittery over the increasingly bloody French Revolution, a surprising bond forms between Jem, the youngest Kellaway boy, and streetwise Londoner Maggie Butterfield. Their friendship takes a dramatic turn when they become entangled in the life of their neighbour, the printer, poet and radical, William Blake. He is a guiding spirit as Jem and Maggie navigate the unpredictable, exhilarating passage from innocence to experience. Their journey inspires one of Blake's most entrancing works. Georgian London is recreated as vividly in Burning Bright as 17th-century Delft was in Tracy Chevalier's bestselling masterpiece, Girl with a Pearl Earring.

Burning Bright Reviews

Praise for 'Burning Bright': 'Eagerly awaited.' Bookseller 'If this is anywhere near as luminescent as 'Girl With a Pearl Earring', this will be one of 2007's must-read treasures.' The Works Praise for 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'; 'This is a wonderful novel, mysterious, steeped in atmosphere. It is deeply revealing about the process of painting!a truly magical experience.' Guardian 'It has a slow, magical current of its own that picks you up and carries you stealthily along!a beautiful story, lovingly told by a very talented writer.' Daily Mail 'Life in 17th century Delft is evoked with a sharp eye for historical detail and the descriptions of Vermeer at work are superbly drawn. A sensuous and vividly crafted work of fiction from a highly talented young novelist.' Mail on Sunday Praise for Girl with a Pearl Earring 'Chevalier's writing skill and her knowledge of seventeenth-century Delft are such that she creates a world reminiscent of a Vermeer interior: suspended in a particular moment, it transcends its time and place' New Yorker 'This is a novel which deserves, and I am sure will win, a prize -- or two.' Times 'A portrait of radiance!Tracy Chevalier brings the real artist Vermeer and a fictional muse to life in a jewel of a novel.' Time Praise for 'The Lady and the Unicorn': 'A beautifully written tale, I could not put it down!an exquisite, moving and convincing story, drawing realistic and rounded characters who each tell their aspect of the tale. The theme of the five senses is woven into the plot so cleverly that our perception of the novel is sharpened!This is not just a novel about the creation of a work of art, but a tale of ambition, lust, betrayal and heartbreak!a compelling and enormously enjoyable work.' Evening Standard 'The Lady and the Unicorn will perhaps eclipse Pearl Earring.' Guardian

About Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier is the author of four previous novels, including the international bestseller Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Virgin Blue, Falling Angels, and The Lady and the Unicorn. Born in Washington, DC, she moved in 1984 to London, where she lives with her husband and son. She has a website at www.tchevalier.com.

Additional information

GOR001311991
9780007178353
0007178352
Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2007-03-05
400
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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