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Review

A single thread

18 January 2022
Written by: Tracy Chevalier
Review by: Christine Lewis
Genre: Historical Fiction

Set in the years between WW1 and WW2 Violet Speedwell has left home at the age of 35. Leaving her mother who has turned sour (with grief) after her son was killed in the war and her husband had recently passed away. Violet has also suffered loss as her fiancée was also killed in WW1.

Violet sets out to make an independent new life in Winchester. Making new friends and finding unexpected interests embroidery and bellringing Violet settles in to her new life.

The new life is not without its upsets as Violet finds her way. The theme of handcrafting with the broderers was the reason I wanted to read it and the bellringing was an interesting thing to learn about.

This is easy to read. I felt it flowed nicely and it is the first book of the authors that I have read. It encourages me to have a look at her other ones