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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library Fic. C427s 9 CDs (Text) 33062009215055 New Audio Book CD Fiction Checked Out 04/07/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593149164
  • ISBN: 0593149165
  • Physical Description: 9 audio discs (approximately 11 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Audio, 2019

Content descriptions

General Note:
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Fenella Woolgar.
Summary, etc.:
1932. After the Great War took both her beloved brother and her fiancé, Violet Speedwell has become a "surplus woman," one of a generation doomed to a life of spinsterhood after the war killed so many young men. Yet Violet cannot reconcile herself to a life spent caring for her grieving, embittered mother. After countless meals of boiled eggs and dry toast, she saves enough to move out of her mother's place and into the town of Winchester, home to one of England's grandest cathedrals. There, Violet is drawn into a society of broderers--women who embroider kneelers for the Cathedral, carrying on a centuries-long tradition of bringing comfort to worshippers. Violet finds support and community in the group, fulfillment in the work they create, and even a growing friendship with the vivacious Gilda. But when forces threaten her new independence and another war appears on the horizon, Violet must fight to put down roots in a place where women aren't expected to grow.
Source of Description Note:
Title from container.
Subject: Single women > England > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Needleworkers > England > Fiction.
Self-realization in women > Fiction.
Nineteen thirties > Fiction.
Needleworkers > Fiction.
Women > England > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Lesbians > Fiction.
Single women > Fiction.
Winchester (England) > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > George V, 1910-1936 > Fiction.
Winchester (England) > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Audiobooks.
Historical fiction.

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