A single thread / Tracy Chevalier.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: London : The Borough Press, 2019.
ISBN: 9780008153816 (hbk.) :
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.
346 pages ; 23 cm
The first book by this author I have read.Very impressed with the use of real place names so you can follow the journeys on a map.Very well paced.Arthur is a very appropriate name for the paramour.Good coverage of Winchester.
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