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 TimesTriumphant
. . . an inspiration
to anyone who has ever thought of picking up a needle and thread. - Mail on SundayAstonishing
. . . Hunter studied creative writing and cleverly uses personal narrative to create a persona one will instantly like . . . so well written
. - TLSFascinating
- 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 TimesEnchanting
- S MagazineEnthralling
... 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. Threadsof Life
is a terrific book.
- The HeraldEnthralling
... An inspiring and moving sideways look at history.
- Sunday Express
A Sunday Times bestseller and Radio 4 Book of the Week, Threads of Life is an evocative and moving book about the need we all have to tell our story.