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Burning Bright

Tracy Chevalier; Kati Nicholl / Emilia Fox
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.Step into the pages of Burning Bright a top bestseller in historical fiction by Tracy Chevalier. This Sunday Times bestselling book is a vivid journey through Georgian London as enthralling as her previous masterpiece Girl with a Pearl Earring.For fans of Maggie O'Farrell (Hamnet) Rose Tremain (Absolutely and Forever) Jessie Burton (The Confession) Bonnie Garmus (Lessons in Chemistry) and Kate Atkinson (Shrines of Gaiety).

  • Published by HarperCollins UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 24th April 2014
  • Duration 06 Hrs. 31 Mins.