The Forgotten Seamstress (Paperback)Liz Trenow (author)
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A stunning book set in the Edwardian era about a seamstress working at Buckingham Palace. Full of drama, betrayal and compelling historical detail - The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow is perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Joanne Harris.
It is 1914 and Maria, a shy teenager, is appointed to Buckingham Palace as a seamstress for the royal family. She is lucky enough to meet the Prince of Wales and is captivated by his glamour and intensity. But theirs is a doomed love affair and soon Maria's life takes a tragic turn. Torn between passion and integrity, she makes a choice that has devastating consequences ...
Can a beautiful quilt, discovered many years later reveal the truth behind what happened to Maria?
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
Praise for Liz Trenow:
`Extraordinary, fascinating ...deeply rooted in history' Midweek, Radio 4
"Liz Trenow sews together the strands of past and present as delicately as the exquisite stitching on the quilt which forms
the centerpiece of the story."
`An assured debut with a page-turning conclusion.' Daily Express
"An intriguing patchwork of past and present, upstairs
and downstairs, hope and despair." Daisy Goodwin,
`A novel about the human spirit - Liz Trenow paints with able prose a picture of the prejudices that bind us and the love that sets us free ... Splendid.' Pam Jenoff, author of The Kommandant's Girl
`This absorbing novel delves into the secrets of wartime silk production and makes them totally fascinating ... Tremendously atmospheric and convincing in its details, with characters that touch the heart. A book to savour.' Kate Furnivall, author of The Russian Concubine
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