Threads of Life : A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle

Threads of Life : A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle
Author: Clare Hunter
Rating: 4.10
Bestsellers Rate: 3896
Publisher: HODDER & STOUGHTON
Book Format: Paperback
Binding: None
Pages: 320
Hours of reading: 5.3 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 8,83 €

About the book

**SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK** **WATERSTONES SCOTTISH BOOK OF THE MONTH** 'An astonishing feat' Christina Patterson, Sunday Times 'An inspiring and moving sideways look at history' Eithne Farry, Sunday Express 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. From political propaganda in medieval France to secret treason in Tudor England, from the mothers of the desaparecidos in Argentina to First World War soldiers with PTSD, from a POW camp in Singapore to a family attic in Scotland, Threads of Life is a global chronicle of identity, protest, memory and politics. Banner-maker, community textile artist and textile curator Clare Hunter chronicles 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. 'A beautifully considered book... Clare Hunter has managed to mix the personal with the political with moving results.' TRACY CHEVALIER

Reviews

It's an astonishing feat, this patchwork quilt of history, culture and politics, which takes us from Saxon England to colonised African tribes, Palestinian villages, rural China and the cramped homes of American slaves . . . Her highly impressive debut is a richly textured and moving record of a history that has largely being lost. Christina Patterson Sunday Times

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It's an astonishing feat, this patchwork quilt of history, culture and politics, which takes us from Saxon England to colonised African tribes, Palestinian villages, rural China and the cramped homes of American slaves . . . Her highly impressive debut is a richly textured and moving record of a history that has largely being lost. -- Christina Patterson * Sunday Times * Triumphant . . . an inspiration to anyone who has ever thought of picking up a needle and thread. -- Jane Shilling * Mail on Sunday * Astonishing . . . Hunter studied creative writing and cleverly uses personal narrative to create a persona one will instantly like . . . so well written. * TLS * Fascinating * Daily Telegraph * A blend of history and memoir, the book roves across centuries and continents to reveal how sewing has played a crucial part in our lives - from courts and battlefields to prisons and drawing rooms... Many of the stories in Threads of Life are heart-breaking...This beautiful, moving book makes you want to rush out and grab a needle. -- Liz Hoggard * Radio Times * Enchanting * S Magazine * Enthralling... By unpicking the seams of the clothes on our backs, Clare Hunter has brought to light elements of history that have languished in our collective attic for far too long. Threads of Life is a terrific book. -- Susan Flockhart * The Herald * Enthralling...beautiful... An inspiring and moving sideways look at history. -- Eithne Farry * Sunday Express * Threads of Life is a beautifully considered book that reminds us of how much sewing plays a crucial part in expressing the many facets of our lives. Clare Hunter has managed to mix the personal with the political with moving results. Reading it made me pick up my needle with a new perspective. -- Tracy Chevalier Hunter's non-fiction debut reframes needlework as a powerful and political medium . . . Threads of Life is a compelling and beautifully written account of how marginalised peoples throughout history have used the language of sewing, embroidery and textiles to tell their neglected stories. -- Caroline Sanderson * The Bookseller * A rich and moving history of sewing and embroidery * Sunday Times (Culture) * A compelling account of how needlework has given a voice to the voiceless * Daily Mail *

Clare Hunter Biography

Clare Samuel Hunter (December 1, 1886 – April 8, 1940) was an American football and basketball coach. He served as at Michigan State Normal College—now known as Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan for one season, in 1909, compiled a record of 2–4. Hunter was also the head basketball coach at Michigan State Normal from 1909 to 1911. Hunter was an alumnus of the University of Michigan as well as Michigan State Normal. During his time at Eastern Michigan, he resided at 119 North Adams Street at Ypsilanti. He later resided in Boise, Idaho, where he died in 1940.

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Publisher: HODDER & STOUGHTON
Imprint: Sceptre
Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9781473687936
ISBN10: 1473687934
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Book Format: Paperback
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Pages: 320
Book Weight: 226
Book Dimensions: 128x196x24
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Publication date: June 23, 2020
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Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

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