Remarkable Creatures

Author(s): Tracy Chevalier

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In the year of the 150th anniversary of Origin of the Species, set in a town where Jane Austen was a frequent visitor, Tracy Chevalier once again shows her uncanny sense for the topical.

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Praise for Burning Bright: 'A visual delight. Chevalier's meticulous brushstrokes allow us to hear the "youthful harlot's curse" and feel "the damp souls of housemaids"' The Times 'Burning Bright is an ambitious, impressively-researched novel!You can almost smell the smoke and mildewed clothes, see the gaunt, pock-marked faces of people struggling to survive and sense Jem's wonder as he gazes across the murky Thames to a perplexing world' Daily Express 'A subtle clarity of style, quirky but seldom over-drawn characters, engaging touches of domestic detail and a splendidly vital recreation of Georgian London' Sunday Times 'Vivid, romantic and pacey' Daily Mail 'Those who admired Chevalier's atmospheric evocation of 17th-century Delft will find much to enjoy in her vivid reconstruction of late 18th-century London' Guardian Praise for Girl With a Pearl Earring: 'Chevalier's writing skill and her knowledge of seventeenth-century Delft are such that she creates a world reminiscent of a Vermeer interior: suspended in a particular moment, it transcends its time and place' New Yorker 'This is a wonderful novel, mysterious, steeped in atmosphere. It is deeply revealing about the process of painting!a truly magical experience.' Guardian 'This is a novel which deserves, and I am sure will win, a prize--or two.' Times 'A portrait of radiance!Tracy Chevalier brings the real artist Vermeer and a fictional muse to life in a jewel of a novel.' Time 'It has a slow, magical current of its own that picks you up and carries you stealthily along!a beautiful story, lovingly told by a very talented writer.' Daily Mail 'Life in 17th century Delft is evoked with a sharp eye for historical detail and the descriptions of Vermeer at work are superbly drawn. A sensuous and vividly crafted work of fiction from a highly talented young novelist.' Mail on Sunday 'This sensually luminous novel brings Vermeer and his art to life through bold sumptuous prose.' Historical Novels Review

Tracy Chevalier is the author of four previous novels, including the international bestseller Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Virgin Blue, Falling Angels, and The Lady and the Unicorn. Born in Washington, DC, she moved in 1984 to London, where she lives with her husband and son. She is Chairman of the Society of Authors and has a website at www.tchevalier.com.

General Fields

  • : 9780007311170SECA
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Harper Element
  • : 0.307
  • : July 2009
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tracy Chevalier
  • : Paperback
  • : 9-Sep
  • : 813/.54
  • : very good
  • : Historical fiction