/ Key title The wonderful new novel from the much loved author of Girl with a Pearl Earring and Falling Angels. / Sales of Girl with a Pearl Earring pb have now exceeded half a million copies in the UK alone / The hardback of The Lady and the Unicorn was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller / New and increased interest in Tracy Chevalier was brought about by the film starring Colin Firth.
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 has a website at www.tchevalier.com.
Praise for 'Burning Bright': 'Eagerly awaited.' Bookseller 'If this is anywhere near as luminescent as 'Girl With a Pearl Earring', this will be one of 2007's must-read treasures.' The Works Praise for 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'; 'This is a wonderful novel, mysterious, steeped in atmosphere. It is deeply revealing about the process of painting!a truly magical experience.' Guardian '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 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 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 Praise for 'The Lady and the Unicorn': 'A beautifully written tale, I could not put it down!an exquisite, moving and convincing story, drawing realistic and rounded characters who each tell their aspect of the tale. The theme of the five senses is woven into the plot so cleverly that our perception of the novel is sharpened!This is not just a novel about the creation of a work of art, but a tale of ambition, lust, betrayal and heartbreak!a compelling and enormously enjoyable work.' Evening Standard 'The Lady and the Unicorn will perhaps eclipse Pearl Earring.' Guardian