Clare Hunter has created a beautifully considered book that reminds us how sewing plays a crucial part in expressing the many facets of our lives. A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, it is an eloquent history that spans centuries and continents, taking us to Mary Queen of Scots in captivity, to the damaged soldiers returning from the trenches of World War One and to the grieving mothers of the Disappeared of 1970s Argentina. Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle is an arresting, moving chronicle of identity, protest, memory, power and politics – from the Bayeux Tapestry to our own Great Tapestry of Scotland.
The Baillie Gifford Series
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