The wonderful new novel from the much loved author of Girl with a Pear l Earring and Falling Angels. Flames and funerals, circus feats and se duction, neighbours and nakedness: Tracy Chevalier's new novel 'Burnin g Bright' sparkles with drama. London 1792. The Kellaways move from fa miliar 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 incr easingly bloody French Revolution, a surprising bond forms between Jem , the youngest Kellaway boy, and streetwise Londoner Maggie Butterfiel d. Their friendship takes a dramatic turn when they become entangled i n the life of their neighbour, the printer, poet and radical, William Blake. He is a guiding spirit as Jem and Maggie navigate the unpredict able, exhilarating passage from innocence to experience. Their journey inspires one of Blake's most entrancing works. Georgian London is rec reated as vividly in Burning Bright as 17th-century Delft was in Tracy Chevalier's bestselling masterpiece, Girl with a Pearl Earring.
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