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Threads of Life Paperback – 12 Feb 2019


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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; 1 edition (7 February 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1473687926
  • ISBN-13: 978-1473687929
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.4 x 21.6 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 299 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It's an astonishing feat, this patchwork quilt of history, culture and politics, which takes us from Saxon England to colonised African tribes, Palestinian villages, rural China and the cramped homes of American slaves . . . Her highly impressive debut is a richly textured and moving record of a history that has largely being lost. - Sunday Times

Triumphant . . . an inspiration to anyone who has ever thought of picking up a needle and thread. - Mail on Sunday

Astonishing . . . Hunter studied creative writing and cleverly uses personal narrative to create a persona one will instantly like . . . so well written. - TLS

Fascinating - Daily Telegraph

A blend of history and memoir, the book roves across centuries and continents to reveal how sewing has played a crucial part in our lives - from courts and battlefields to prisons and drawing rooms... Many of the stories in Threads of Life are heart-breaking...This beautiful, moving book makes you want to rush out and grab a needle.

- Radio Times

Enchanting - S Magazine

Enthralling... By unpicking the seams of the clothes on our backs, Clare Hunter has brought to light elements of history that have languished in our collective attic for far too long. Threads

of Life is a terrific book.

- The Herald

Enthralling...beautiful... An inspiring and moving sideways look at history. - Sunday Express

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The Hare with Amber Eyes meets The History of the World in 100 Objects: an eloquent history of the language of sewing over centuries and across continents.

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