Burning Bright

3.34 avg rating
( 11,068 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780143059394: Burning Bright

A latest work by the best-selling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Lady and the Unicorn is a sweeping and romantic tale set against the historical backdrop of William Blake's London. Simultaneous.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

"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.

"As a kid I’d often said I wanted to be a writer because I loved books and wanted to be associated with them. I wrote the odd story in high school, but it was only in my twenties that I started writing ‘real’ stories, at night and on weekends. Sometimes I wrote a story in a couple evenings; other times it took me a whole year to complete one.

"Once I took a night class in creative writing, and a story I’d written for it was published in a London-based magazine called Fiction. I was thrilled, even though the magazine folded 4 months later.

"I worked as a reference book editor for several years until 1993 when I left my job and did a year-long MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia in Norwich (England). My tutors were the English novelists Malcolm Bradbury and Rose Tremain. For the first time in my life I was expected to write every day, and I found I liked it. I also finally had an idea I considered ‘big’ enough to fill a novel. I began The Virgin Blue during that year, and continued it once the course was over, juggling writing with freelance editing.

"An agent is essential to getting published. I found my agent Jonny Geller through dumb luck and good timing. A friend from the MA course had just signed on with him and I sent my manuscript of The Virgin Blue mentioning my friend’s name. Jonny was just starting as an agent and needed me as much as I needed him. Since then he’s become a highly respected agent in the UK and I’ve gone along for the ride."

Tracy Chevalier is the New York Times bestselling author of six previous novels, including Girl with a Pearl Earring, which has been translated into thirty-nine languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film. Her latest novel is The Last Runaway. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., she lives in London with her husband and son.

 

 

 

 

 

From AudioFile:

Jill Tanner's repertoire of accents delineates characters of various ages and social classes in the story of three children growing up in the streets of Georgian London, under the spell of Astley's Circus and poet William Blake. Jem and Maisie Kellaway move to the city with their furniture-making father after their brother dies in an accident. There they meet Maggie, a girl who shepherds them through the wilds of the city. As the three grow from innocence into experience, parallels to Blake's words are powerful. Chevalier's descriptions of the city almost turn the setting into a character. The descriptions and Tanner's strong reading keep listeners involved in a book without a strong plot. S.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Chevalier, Tracy
ISBN 10: 0143059394 ISBN 13: 9780143059394
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Addis Books
(Cheyenne, WY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description No binding. Book Condition: Good. Former library audio book. Will have library markings and stickers and possibly no inserts. Plays perfectly. audio book. Bookseller Inventory # 012-575D-XX38

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Chevalier, Tracy
Published by Penguin audio (2007)
ISBN 10: 0143059394 ISBN 13: 9780143059394
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Yard Sale Store
(Narrowsburg, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin audio, 2007. Audio CD. Book Condition: Good. 10 Worthwhile and individually polished AUDIO CDs. Withdrawn from the library collection with some library sticker and marking. Enjoy this reliable audio CD performance. Audio Book. Bookseller Inventory # Original7512152

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
6.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Tracy Chevalier
Published by Penguin Audio (2007)
ISBN 10: 0143059394 ISBN 13: 9780143059394
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Yard Sale Store
(Narrowsburg, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Audio, 2007. AudioCD. Book Condition: Good. 10 AUDIO CDs withdrawn from the library collection. Some library marking. We will polish the Audio CDs for smooth listening. You will receive a good set. Enjoy this reliable AUDIO CD performance. Audio Book. Bookseller Inventory # VRYGDFALLCDS11

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
7.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Chevalier, Tracy
Published by Penguin Audio (2007)
ISBN 10: 0143059394 ISBN 13: 9780143059394
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Yard Sale Store
(Narrowsburg, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Audio, 2007. AudioCD. Book Condition: Very Good. New AUDIO CDs. Some shelf wear to the shrink wrap. NEW CDs inside. Enjoy this brand new AUDIO CD performance. Audio Book. Bookseller Inventory # 032720161357919

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
7.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Chevalier, Tracy
Published by Plume Book (2008)
ISBN 10: 0143059394 ISBN 13: 9780143059394
Used Soft Cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookZombie
(CALI, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Plume Book, 2008. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Fair. Fair condition. Moderate to heavy shelf wear or edge wear on covers and spine. Books in Fair condition most likely will have markings or highlights on pages or binding defects. (E57). Bookseller Inventory # 100201420

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
15.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.41
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Tracy Chevalier
Published by Penguin Audio (2007)
ISBN 10: 0143059394 ISBN 13: 9780143059394
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Audio, 2007. Audio CD. Book Condition: Good. Unabridged. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0143059394

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
67.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds