Search

A Single Thread (Exclusive Hardback)

€14.99
€20.30
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read.
Availability: In Stock
+ -
60 Points

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.

Products specifications
Publisher Harper Perrenial
ISBN 9780008153816
Published 01/09/2019
Binding Hardback
Pages 352
Write your own review Close Review Form
  • Only registered users can write reviews
*
*
Bad
Excellent
Description

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.

Customers who bought this item also bought

117-Storey Treehouse

Availability: In Stock
Lots of laughs on every level in the world's most awesome treehouse! The ninth instalment in the number one bestselling Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton.
€7.99 €9.45

Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year

Availability: In Stock
A daily piece of Shakespeare to inspire and delight.
€19.99 €25.70

The Handmaid's Tale

Availability: In Stock
The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.
€12.00 €12.15

Anam Cara: Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World

Availability: In Stock
This text uses the Celtic vision of life as a means to examine the landscape of the soul. It argues that instead of seeking to satisfy our spiritual hunger on an everlasting journey of exploration, we should seek to gain an understanding that the soul lies within us always.
€12.95