Flames and funerals, circus feats and seduction, neighbours and nakedness: a sparkling historical drama from the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring.Uprooting from their quiet Dorset village to the carnal streets of London, young Jem Kellaway and his family feel far from home
Jem and Maggie s passage from innocence to experience becomes the very stuffof poetic inspiration.
Luckily streetwise Maggie Butterfi eld is on hand to show Jem the ropes
The Kellaways struggle to fi nd their place in a tumultuous city, alive with repercussions from the blood-splattered French Revolution
Together theyencounter the neighbour they ve been warned about radical poet and artist William Blake