Title: Single Thread, A
Authors: Chevalier, Tracy
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 336
Year: 2019
Language: English
Description: With the loss of both her brother and fiance in WWI, Violet Speedwell is considered to be a 'surplus woman. Her existence is bleak but in a bid for independence she moves to Winchester. Drawn to the community surrounding the Cathedral, Violet's life becomes entwined with those of the embroiderers and bell ringers.

Set at a gentle pace this is an appealing story of social history that captures the detail of everyday life with clarity and compassion.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"A well-written book about the consequence of war on two women's life."

"It didn't initially engage me, but the story became more and more interesting. It is a book that I will remember as it made me think. I rated it highly."

"This is a well-written book with immense detail about topics which could have been boring to read – but were definitely not so."

"I so enjoyed reading of the plight of single women. I loved how Violet and her friends rose above the general expectations of their single state."

"A variety of different topics addressed – each one of them very interesting. Go Violet!"
Categories: Fiction, War theme, Grief/loss, Historical, Relationships, Social commentary/perspectives, England, 2021 Titles


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