The Silk Factory

The Silk Factory

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By (author) Judith Allnatt

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 159mm x 227mm 272g
  • Publication date: 21 May 2015
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007522983
  • ISBN 13: 9780007522989

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The story of a young mother who discovers old buried secrets as she goes through her mother's things, all whilst staying in a cottage that centuries before was a silk factory. A beautiful, eerie story of love and memory. If you try to pick up the pieces, sometimes that's when they fall into place When young mother Rosie gets the news that her mother has died she decides to leave London and head back to her home village. Carefully picking through her mother's things, she tries not to frighten the children with her tears. Then one piece of paper stops her in her tracks, setting in motion a reawakening of memories long forgotten. But when Rosie starts to see things, strange things, she believes the stress must be getting to her at last. In the same village two centuries earlier, Effie, Beulah and Tobias struggle to survive. As Beulah and Tobias's wages from the silk factory are docked again, Effie wonders how she will keep them out of the workhouse. Just as Beulah starts getting under the skin of the cruel factory master, Effie's heart is captured by young a soldier in a fine red coat. And when he swears to dress her in the very silk her brother and sister make, she hopes the promise might change their lives forever. The thread that weaves these two stories together is as strong as the foundation of the cottage that has seen these very lives pass through it. The Silk Factory is a story of love, loss, and how the memories that haunt us can also bind us together.

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Judith Allnatt is an acclaimed short story writer and novelist. Her first novel, A Mile of River, was a Radio Five Live Book of the Month and was shortlisted for the Portico Prize for Literature; her second novel, The Poet's Wife, was shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award. Her short stories have featured in the Bridport Prize Anthology, the Commonwealth Short Story Awards and on BBC Radio 4. She lives with her family in Northamptonshire.

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Praise for The Moon Field: 'Genuinely and deeply moving' THE TIMES 'Deeply engaging and unsentimental...really memorable' CHARLES PALLISER, author of The Quincunx Praise for The Poet's Wife: 'Allnatt gives her an affecting, beautifully written afterlife' THE TIMES "This is a beautifully written, poignant novel, lyrically descriptive of the landscape, detailed in the country life of the time and reminiscent of the gentle style of the genius peasant poet' CHOICE MAGAZINE Praise for A Mile of River: 'A novel of rare insight, exquisitely written. A standing ovation for this debut' Michael Morpurgo 'Excellent...The writing is restrained but powerful and the description of that remorseless heat is masterful' NEW BOOKS MAGAZINE