Burning Bright

burningbrightTracy Chevalier
2007
C527b

Historical novel set in 1792 that recounts the migration of the Kellaway family who leave Dorsetshire to come make a living in London. The family is neighbour to the poet and artist William Blake who will leave a lasting impression on the children as they come of age and discover the perils of adulthood and life in the big city. A gentle love story unfolds between Jem Kellaway and a street-smart girl named Maggie. Very enjoyable read that makes one want to learn more about William Blake.