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A Single Thread - Tracy Chevalier
A Single Thread
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If she was to make a mark on the world, she would have to do so in another way… ‘Told with a wealth of detail and narrative intensity’ Penelope Lively ‘I loved it. So compelling and warm and subtle, and very moving’ Bridget Collins ‘Deeply touching … careful, beautiful’ Louisa Young It is... show more
If she was to make a mark on the world, she would have to do so in another way…
‘Told with a wealth of detail and narrative intensity’ Penelope Lively

‘I loved it. So compelling and warm and subtle, and very moving’ Bridget Collins

‘Deeply touching … careful, beautiful’ Louisa Young

It is 1932, and the losses of the First World War are still keenly felt.

Violet Speedwell, mourning for both her fiancé and her brother and regarded by society as a ‘surplus woman’ unlikely to marry, resolves to escape her suffocating mother and strike out alone.

A new life awaits her in Winchester. Yes, it is one of draughty boarding-houses and sidelong glances at her naked ring finger from younger colleagues; but it is also a life gleaming with independence and opportunity. Violet falls in with the broderers, a disparate group of women charged with embroidering kneelers for the Cathedral, and is soon entwined in their lives and their secrets. As the almost unthinkable threat of a second Great War appears on the horizon Violet collects a few secrets of her own that could just change everything…

Warm, vivid and beautifully orchestrated, A Single Thread reveals one of our finest modern writers at the peak of her powers.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B07NKWK95D
Publisher: The Borough Press
Pages no: 344
Edition language: English
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4.5 An accurate look at the lot of a woman in England between the wars, recommended to lovers of historical fiction, needlework, and cathedrals.
I thank NetGally and The Borough Press (Harper Collins) for providing me an ARC copy of this novel, which I freely decided to review. I only came to Chevalier’s books quite late (I hadn’t read any of her novels until I caught up with At the Edge of the Orchard, which I loved), but I’m fast becoming ...
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