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Historical | Fiction
From the bestselling author of Girl With a Pearl
Earring comes a stirring eighteenth-century coming-of-
Tracy Chevalier, author of the
international bestseller Girl With a Pearl Earring,
returns with another brilliantly rendered historical tale
set in the waning days of eighteenth-century London. Poet,
artist, and printer William Blake works in obscurity as
England is rocked by the shock waves of the French
Revolution. Next door, the Kellaway family has just moved
in, and country boy Jem Kellaway strikes up a tentative
friendship with street?savvy Maggie Butterfield. As their
stories intertwine with Blake?s, the two children navigate
the confusing and exhilarating path to adolescence, and
inspire the poet to create the work that enshrined his
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