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Burning Bright

Burning Bright
Saturday, March 24 at 3 PM

The author of Girl with a Pearl Earring turns her literary talents to the turbulent last decade of the eighteenth century and the anti-Jacobin scare of 1792. In Burning Bright, Chevalier interweaves the lives of a chairmaker's family who moves from the country to London and become neighbors of the poet and painter William Blake. The book is a brilliant portrait of a time of high social unrest in Britain, as seen through the eyes of residents in one London neighborhood, including Blake himself.