Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier
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Burning Bright Summary
Burning Bright follows the Kellaway family as they leave behind tragedy in rural Dorset and come to late 18th-century London. As they move in next door to the radical painter/poet William Blake, and take up work for a near-by circus impresario, the youngest family member gets to know a girl his age. Embodying opposite characteristics Maggie Butterfield is a dark-haired, streetwise extrovert, Jem Kellaway a quiet blond introvert the children form a strong bond while getting to know their unusual neighbor and his wife.
Burning Bright Reviews
"While the setting is dramatically fertile, there's no spark to the dialogue or plot, and allusions to Blake's work and themes are overbaked." - PW.
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Burning Bright Reader Reviews
Rated of 5
Tracy Chevalier Author Biography
"I was born and grew up in Washington, DC. After getting a BA in
English from Oberlin College (Ohio), I moved to London, England in 1984. I
intended to stay 6 months; I'm still here.
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