The Sewing Machine by Natalie Fergie

The Sewing Machine

By Natalie Fergie

  • Release Date: 2017-04-17
  • Genre: Family
Score: 4.5
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Description

“THERE’S GOING TO BE A STRIKE!”

It is 1911, and Jean is about to join the mass strike at the Singer factory. For her, nothing will be the same again.

Decades later, in Edinburgh, Connie sews coded moments of her life into a notebook, as her mother did before her.

More than 100 years after his grandmother’s sewing machine was made, Fred discovers a treasure trove of documents.  His family history is laid out before him in a patchwork of unfamiliar handwriting and colourful seams. 

He starts to unpick the secrets of four generations, one stitch at a time.

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    5
    By Spell breaks
    A fabulous generational tale that is absorbing to the last page, with a picture of 20th century life on the way through.

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