A Single Thread
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
Violet is 39.
She lost her fiance in the Great War.
She is considered a ‘surplus woman’.
But Violet is also fiercely independent, intelligent and determined. Escaping her suffocating mother, she moves to Winchester to start a new life – an endeavour which will require courage, resilience and a series of quiet rebellions…
Praise for A Single Thread:
`I loved it. So compelling and warm and subtle, and very moving’ Bridget Collins, author of The Binding
`I enjoyed A Single Thread enormously. Tracy Chevalier wonderfully evokes the social climate of the nineteen thirties – this is the intriguing story of a young woman facing the conventions and prejudices of the day, told with a wealth of detail and narrative intensity’ Penelope Lively
`A deceptively quiet, deeply touching novel. Like a 20th-century Jane Austen, Chevalier draws you in with a careful, beautiful, thread, leading to new and different kinds of happiness for women to whom historical circumstance and parochial mores have not been kind’ Louisa Young, author of You Left Early and My Dear I Wanted to Tell You
`In these days and in this author’s hands, all love is sacred. A compelling portrait of women not lost but thriving against the odds’ Kirkus Reviews
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