Threads of Life

A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle
Clare Hunter

Description

From the political propaganda of the Bayeux Tapestry and First World War soldiers with PTSD, to the maps sewn by schoolgirls in the New World, Threads of Life stretches from medieval France to contemporary Mexico, from a POW camp in Singapore to a family attic in Scotland. It is a chronicle of identity, protest, memory, power and politics told through the stories of the men and women, over centuries and across continents, who have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, even in the most desperate of circumstances.

In an eloquent blend of history and memoir, Threads of Life is an evocative and moving book about the need we all have to tell our story.

Threads of Life is a beautifully considered book . . . Clare Hunter mixes the personal with the political with moving results.

Details

  • Format
    Hardback
  • Pages
    306
  • Size
    215 x 135mm
  • Publisher
    Sceptre
  • ISBN
    9781473687912
Status
In stock for immediate dispatch
Stock Code
200495
Our Price
$44.99