Burning Bright

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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. ...Continua
Ha scritto il 17/05/14
My first novel by this author. As a historical novel, only the visionary poet Blake and late 18th century London with a circus and anti -revolutionary movement make up the historical setting. Extensive use of 'old-fashioned' English in dialogue. The ...Continua
Ha scritto il 20/03/11
It's a strange book, with a feeling that it doesn't tell a story from beginning to end, showing us instead only a fraction of the story. The characters are not bad, but I didn't particularly care for them. Not Tracy Chevalier best work.
Ha scritto il 17/11/09
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A very nice reading, but in some way not as powerful and deep as the previous books. Maggie is loveable, and so it's Jem, but they're not as strong as Kitty or Isabelle - the main characters of "Falling angels" and "The Virgin Blue" - and the story ...Continua
Ha scritto il 12/05/09
Having read all previous Tracy Chevallier's books including the absolutely delightful 'Girl With The Pearl Earring', I was looking forward to reading this book but unfortunately it was a disappointment and undoubtedly her least enjoyable work. ...Continua
Ha scritto il 16/01/09
Burning Bright of A Dark Age
The background for this book is around late 1700s and the poet and painter William Blake. Chevalier sketched the time in London from a few kids (Jem Kellaway who just moved from the Country side and Maggie Butterfield, a life long resident of London

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