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A Single Thread

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A Dubray Staff Recommended Read. From the globally bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring `I loved it. So compelling and warm and subtle, and very moving' Bridget Collins, author of The Binding `Deeply touching ... careful, beautiful' Louisa Young, author of My Dear I Wanted To Tell You
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Chevalier has expertly intertwined artistic research and superb storytelling into an entrancing novel, focusing on the lives of ‘surplus’ women in the aftermath of World War One. While society has started to recover, many single women like Violet are faced with difficult choices and are forced to challenge their previous roles in society. She decides to break away from her ever-critical mother and start a new life in this gently woven tale of secrets, relationships and the search for independence.

- Aisling O'Reilly, Dubray Dun Laoghaire

From the globally bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring

`I loved it. So compelling and warm and subtle, and very moving' Bridget Collins, author of The Binding




`Deeply touching ... careful, beautiful' Louisa Young, author of My Dear I Wanted To Tell You



It is 1932, and the losses of the First World War are still keenly felt. Violet Speedwell, mourning for both her fiance 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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Publisher Harper Perrenial
ISBN 9780008153823
Published 01/09/2019
Binding Paperback
Pages 352
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Chevalier has expertly intertwined artistic research and superb storytelling into an entrancing novel, focusing on the lives of ‘surplus’ women in the aftermath of World War One. While society has started to recover, many single women like Violet are faced with difficult choices and are forced to challenge their previous roles in society. She decides to break away from her ever-critical mother and start a new life in this gently woven tale of secrets, relationships and the search for independence.

- Aisling O'Reilly, Dubray Dun Laoghaire

From the globally bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring

`I loved it. So compelling and warm and subtle, and very moving' Bridget Collins, author of The Binding




`Deeply touching ... careful, beautiful' Louisa Young, author of My Dear I Wanted To Tell You



It is 1932, and the losses of the First World War are still keenly felt. Violet Speedwell, mourning for both her fiance 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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