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Burning Bright - Tracy Chevalier
Burning Bright
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3.26 125
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780525949787 (052594978X)
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
3.5 Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier
10/11 - The reason it didn't get five is because there was no real climax to the story. There is a little bit of tension built during the first 3/4 of the book and then it's a total anti-climax - a little disappointing, but still a good story. Chevalier describes London so well that you can clearl...
susanvoss18
susanvoss18 rated it
3.0 Burning Bright
1790s England. The book revolves around two English families - one from the country (Dorset) and one from London. A circus and poet William Blake play important side characters. I especially liked how the voice actor - Jill Tanner - did the country accents, the low London accents, and the high Londo...
London
London rated it
4.0 Burning Bright
I was slow to take to it's quiet charms, but half way through, I've come thoroughly enjoy the way Chevalier so carefully and thoroughly places the reader in the London of the early 1790s.The plot unfolds very slowly, at times it not entirely clear there is one. However, when I have reading time, I'm...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
3.0 Burning Bright
This is the second Tracy Chevalier I've read, and it had a number of similar qualities - a strangely cool affect (perhaps she doesn't use emotion words very often), but very interesting historical detail and a sympathetic treatment of the viewpoint of children and other powerless people. This one ta...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
3.0
Interesting. Not my favorite Tracy Chevalier. Sometimes I felt more like I was reading a historical document than a novel. I thought there would be more about the circus or William Blake... but it's not bad. Chevalier definitely knows how to set a scene and make a place come to life. Unfortunately, ...
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