9 July 2017

Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier - Book Review

Before I read it, Burning Bright had been on my reading list for a long time, since I love Tracy Chevalier's books and aim at reading all of them. This one was beautiful, as usual, her style being so unique in describing times in history. This time, the book was set in 1792 London, which was described so vividly I felt like I was there!

Burning Bright is about a family from Dorset, the Kellaways, who move to London after a sad loss. Although life in the city is much more busy and stressful than in rural Dorset, Jem makes friends with Maggie Butterfield and get to know the quirky Mr Blake, a poet with revolutionary ideas.

As opposed to Chevalier's other books, this one wasn't as descriptive of art or other topics - in this case poetry - as Girl with a Pearl Earring, At the Edge of the Orchard or The Last Runaway. I didn't mind though as I enjoyed the story and could read it very quickly.

I am now left without books which is awful! I've ordered James Ford's Songs of Willow Frost and Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project and they should arrive in a week's time. I'm so looking forward to book post! Stay tuned for those reviews :)

My edition: Tracy Chevalier, 2007. Burning Bright. London: Harper.

Goodreads: 5/5 stars.

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