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A Single Thread An immersive, moving story of a woman coming into her own at the dawn of the Second World War, from internationally bestselling author Tracy Chevalier1932 After the Great War took both her beloved brother and her fianc , Violet Speedwell has become a surplus woman, one of a generation doomed to a life of spinsterhood after the war killed so many young men Yet Violet cannot reconcile herself to a life spent caring for her grieving, embittered mother After countless meals of boiled eggs and dry toast, she saves enough to move out of her mother s place and into the town of Winchester, home to one of England s grandest cathedrals There, Violet is drawn into a society of broderers women who embroider kneelers for the Cathedral, carrying on a centuries long tradition of bringing comfort to worshippers.Violet finds support and community in the group, fulfillment in the work they create, and even a growing friendship with the vivacious Gilda But when forces threaten her new independence and another war appears on the horizon, Violet must fight to put down roots in a place where women aren t expected to grow Told in Chevalier s glorious prose, A Single Thread is a timeless story of friendship, love, and a woman crafting her own life. Best Download A Single Thread [ Author ] Tracy Chevalier [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – grisedalelodge.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • A Single Thread
  • Tracy Chevalier
  • English
  • 10 December 2018
  • 0525558241

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  1. In A Single Thread, Tracy Chevalier paints a richly detailed picture of history and social change in England in the inter war years, set in the beautiful location of Winchester, with its magnificent cathedral In a well researched character driven story, it is 1932, 38 year old Violet Speedwell is deemed to be one of the surplus women, a consequence of the huge numbers of men lost in WW1, women who are both pitied and feared She is still feeling the loss of her fiance and her brother in the w In A Single Thread, Tracy Chevalier paints a richly detailed picture of history and social change in England in the inter war years, set in the beautiful location of Winchester, with its magnificent cathedral In a well researched character driven story, it is 1932, 38 year old Violet Speedwell is deemed to be one of the surplus women, a consequence of the huge numbers of men lost in WW1, women who are both pitied and feared She is still feeling the loss of her fiance and her brother in the war, stifled by a difficult and suffocating mother She saves up, moving to Winchester, living an impoverished existence in a lodging house and working as a typist On a visit to the Cathedral, there is a ceremony for the broderers , her interest is captured by the embroidered kneelers She joins the group of women, that includes the real life...

  2. Violet inadvertently walks into the Winchester Cathedral during a ceremony for the broderers and is taken with the embroidered kneelers I was not and the first part of the book was a trudge for me I was bored I kept reading, though, because I admired how Violet asserted her independence and moves away from her constantly complaining mother I felt for her alone and barely making enough for room and breakfast, frequently skipping a meal and still after years is grieving the loss of her fia Violet inadvertently walks into the Winchester Cathedral during a ceremony for the broderers and is taken with the embroidered kneelers I was not and the first part of the book was a trudge for me I was bored I kept reading, though, because I admired how Violet asserted her independence and moves away from her constantly complaining mother I felt for her alone and barely making enough for room and breakfast, frequently skipping a meal and still after years is grieving the loss of her fiance, her brother in the Great War She was considered one of Surplus Women Surplus women is a phrase coined during the Industrial Revolution referring to a perceived excess of unmarried women in Britain Wikipe...

  3. Despite having neither the temperament nor the talent to actively engage in the fiber arts, I have always had an interest in them My forays into the world of knitting and needlepoint have resulted in frustration and, I sheepishly admit, swearing like a sailor We have a world renowned art museum here which has many fine examples on display so I content myself with viewing textiles, tapestries and so on rather than actively taking part In this novel, embroidery needlepoint provides a spinster Despite having neither the temperament nor the talent to actively engage in the fiber arts, I have always had an interest in them My forays into the world of knitting and needlepoint have resulted in frustration and, I sheepishly admit, swearing like a sailor We have a world renowned art museum here which has many fine examples on display so I content myself with viewing textiles, tapestries and so on rather than actively taking part In this novel, embroidery needlepoint provides a spinster wit...

  4. In a world that increasingly appears to have gone mad this book is a soothing, calming balm This story is understated, gentle and about a bye gone age when societies rules and foibles are usually strictly obeyed Tracy Chevalier is an author who can create a picture, a character and an atmosphere with the appearance of effortlessness and that takes great skill and understanding of your craft The main character is Violet Speedwell and the era is the 1930 s, the setting is principally beautiful In a world that increasingly appears to have gone mad this book is a soothing, calming balm This story is understated, gentle and about a bye gone age when societies rules and foibles are usually strictly obeyed Tracy Chevalier is an author who can create a picture, a character and an atmosphere with the appearance of effortlessness and that takes great skill and understanding of your craft The main character is Violet Speedwell and the era is the 1930 s, the setting is principally beautiful Winchester and much of the focus is on the cathedral Violet is a lovely character although the book has a number of great characters, some who are very likeable Tom, Arthur, Miss Pesel etc and some less likeable such as Violet s moaning Minnie of a mother Violet has known great sadness as her fianc and brother were killed in the Great War but she is tryin...

  5. DNF at 50% Feel awful because this is my monthly read with Esil and Angela This for me is one of those books that one neither hates nor likes. It is just stagnant If you like embroidery or hell ringers you might have better luck it is missing a spark, just too much yada yada.

  6. 3.25 starsA Single Thread had the ingredients for the kind of novel I usually love, but unfortunately I found it quite flat in the delivery The story is set in the early 1930s, and focuses on Violet Violet is 37 years old, and thinks of herself as a surplus woman She wasn t able to marry because so many men were killed during WWI, and her options in life are seriously limited by her sex and marital status The story focuses on a year when Violet leaves her mother s home and goes to live in 3.25 starsA Single Thread had the ingredients for the kind of novel I usually love, but unfortunately I found it quite flat in the delivery The story is set in the early 1930s, and focuses on Violet Violet is 37 years old, and thinks of herself as a surplus woman She wasn t able to marry because so many men were killed during WWI, and her options in life are seriously limited by her sex and marital status The story focuses on a year when Violet leaves her mother s home and goes to live in Westminster, where she works as a typist and joins a women s embroidery group She also befr...

  7. It s 1932, and because so many young men have lost their lives in the Great War, there is a whole generation of unmarried females, unfortunately referred to as surplus women Violet at age 38 is one of them She has lost both her fiance and brother in the war, and decides to get a job in the next town to escape living with her cantankerous mother She gets involved with a group of women who embroider cushions for the church, and learns farthat just embroidery stitches through her associa It s 1932, and because so many young men have lost their lives in the Great War, there is a whole generation of unmarried females, unfortunately referred to as surplus women Violet at age 38 is one of them She has lost both her fiance and brother in the war, and decides to get a job in the next town to escape living with her cantankerous mother She gets involved with a group of women who embroider cushions for the church, and learns ...

  8. A Single thread Is the first book from Tracy Chevalier that I have read, and I love historical fiction so I happy when my request was granted to get a copy of this book.It s 1932, Victoria Speedwell is 38 years old, unmarried and suffering the losses of her fianc and brother in the war Like so many others at that time She is deemed a surplus woman after the losses of men and married women fear her She decides that she wants to beindependent and doesn t want to live with her mother an A Single thread Is the first book from Tracy Chevalier that I have read, and I love historical fiction so I happy when my request was granted to get a copy of this book.It s 1932, Victoria Speedwell is 38 years old, unmarried and suffering the losses of her fianc and brother in the war Like so many others at that time She is deemed a surplus woman after the losses of men and married women fear her She decides that she wants to beindependent and doesn t want to live with her mother any who stifles her and keeps complaining all the time So, she decides to move to Winchester and takes a job as a typist for an insurance company and lives in...

  9. I do love some good historical fiction They re my comfort reads perfect whatever the weather, whatever my mood, and however much time I have to devote to one I especially like ones that happen in slightly out of the box time periods familiar and unknown all at once Between the wars is ripe for the picking, but is often forgotten for theexciting stories that lay either side of it, despite it being a time of great social change So, I was particularly keen to get my hands on this one I do love some good historical fiction They re my comfort reads perfect whatever the weather, whatever my mood, and however much time I have to devote to one I especially like ones that happen in slightly out of the box time periods familiar and unknown all at once Between the wars is ripe for the picking, but is often forgotten for theexciting stories that lay either side of it, despite it being a time of great social change So, I was particularly keen to get my hands on this one An ominous thread runs throughout the novel, giving it an unexpected moodiness that chimes well with the slower pace This is a book to relax into The grief and loss felt by the characters is intensified for the reader with our own knowledge of what awaits them I felt a real affinity for Violet, and a sym...

  10. This was a wonderful read and a time period Ive rarely read about The context fell into place for me when I realised my grandparents would have been about 40 at the time of this novel A time when women were expected to marry and have children, but where the male population had fallen by 2 million during the Great War and when Britain was still recovering from one war, while Hitler rose to prominence as the Chancellor on the way to the next It was terribly difficult to earn a living and live i This was a wonderful read and a time period Ive rarely read about The context fell into place for me when I realised my grandparents would have been about 40 at the time of this novel A time when women were expected to marry and have children, but where the male population had fallen by 2 million during the Great War and when Britain was still recovering from one war, while Hitler rose to prominence as the Chancel...