A Single Thread

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Synopsis

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.

About the Publisher

The Borough Press

The Borough Press

HarperFiction’s brand new imprint, The Borough Press. An imprint name chosen by our Publishing Director Katie Espiner, as Borough is soon to be the new London home of HarperCollinsPublishers. A place that reflects the spirit of our books, and the spirit of the imprint: energetic, modern and passionate – proud of a rich and varied past, and enthusiastic about a thriving present and future.

Book information

ISBN: 9780008153816
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint: The Borough Press
Pub date:
Edition: Hardback original
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 552
Number of pages: 346
Weight: 528g
Height: 163mm
Width: 228mm
Spine width: 37mm