A Single Thread

by Tracy Chevalier

On Sale: 19/08/2019

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About the Book

FROM THE GLOBALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING

‘Bittersweet … dazzling' Guardian

‘Deeply pleasurable … the ending made me cry' The Times

‘Told with a wealth of detail and narrative intensity' Penelope Lively

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.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008153823
  • ISBN 10: 0008153825
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - GB
  • On Sale: 19/08/2019
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price: 32.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Historical fiction

Biography

Tracy Chevalier is the author of the New York Times bestsellers At the Edge of the Orchard and Girl with a Pearl Earring, among others. She lives in London.  


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