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Things to Make and Mend

Thomas, Ruth

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ISBN 10: 0571230601 / ISBN 13: 9780571230600
Published by Faber & Faber
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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2008. Paperback. Presents the story of two women caught in the shadow of their teenage years. This book tells how at fifteen, Sally Tuttle and Rowena Cresswell were firm friends, until a shocking event changed their lives. It also tells how in their late thirties, they are estranged, both single mothers, both haunted with memories of their intense friendship. Num Pages: 272 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 128 x 22. Weight in Grams: 218. . Not a first edition copy. . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KNW0004861

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Title: Things to Make and Mend

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Things to Make and Mend tells the story of Sally Tuttle and Rowena Cresswell, school friends whose lives were changed at the age of fifteen by a shocking event. Now in their late thirties, they are estranged, both single mothers, both haunted with memories of their intense friendship. Sally is an embroiderer, a needlewoman (the homelier sister of Wonder Woman) who works at In Stitches, a repairs shop in East Grinstead. When she wins an embroidery prize and is invited to a conference in Edinburgh to deliver an embroidery lecture, she has to leave her teenage daughter Pearl alone and step into a new role - lecturer, prize-winner. Rowena Cresswell is in Edinburgh too, helping her son move out of his student accommodation.This beautifully woven, perfectly pitched story of two women caught in the shadow of their teenage years will stay in the hearts of readers long after they put it down.

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Ruth Thomas is an acclaimed Scottish short story writer. Her first collection Sea Monster Tattoo was shortlisted for the John Llewelyn Rhys Award and the Saltire First Book Award in 1998. The Dance Settee won a Scottish Arts Council Book Award in 2000. Her stories have been read on Radio 3 and 4 and she is a regular guest at the Edinburgh Book Festival.

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