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.
Tracy Chevalier, geb. 1962, wuchs in Washington, D.C., auf. 1984 zog sie nach London, wo sie als Lektorin für Nachschlagewerke arbeitete. 1994 schloss sie ihr Studium 'Creative Writing' an der University of East Anglia ab.