Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier

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A latest work by the best-selling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Lady and the Unicorn is a sweeping and romantic tale set against the historical backdrop of William Blake's London. 200,000 first printing.
 

About Tracy Chevalier

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TRACY CHEVALIER is the New York Times bestselling author of five previous novels, including Girl with a Pearl Earring, which was translated into thirty-nine languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film. Born and raised in Washington D.C., she lives in London with her husband and son.
 
Published March 20, 2007 by Dutton.
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Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier 400pp, HarperCollins, £15.99 In Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier constructed her story around the famous, and famously elusive, Vermeer portrait of the same name.

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Blake, who imagined heaven and hell as equally incandescent and earth as the point where the two worlds converge, is portrayed as a murky Friar Laurence figure whose task is to bind and loosen the skeins of young love going on around him—that is, until a Royalist mob intrudes into his garden to s...

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Suite 101

Set in Georgian London, Burning Bright (Harper Collins 2007) is a remarkable story set around the life of famous poet and historical figure William Blake.

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Chevalier skillfully depicts the era, but Burning Bright doesn’t ultimately satisfy.ProsBurning Bright is fully immersed in its historical world of late 18th-century London.ConsThe book lacks a certain intangible spark, making it hard for the reader to care about the story.DescriptionThe Kellaway...

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Bookmarks Magazine

his children, Jem and Maisie, meet the sophisticated, street-smart Maggie and their eccentric, politically outspoken neighbor … William Blake.

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Military.com

Georgian London in all its gritty glory is the backdrop for Tracy Chevalier's latest historical novel.

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Curtis Brown

Burning Bright follows the Kellaway family as they leave behind tragedy in rural Dorset and come to late 18th-century London.

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