A Stitch in Time
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A Stitch in Time

By (author) Penelope Lively

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Maria is always getting lost in the secret world of her imagination...A ghostly mystery and winner of the Whitbread Award, newly republished in the Essential Modern Classics range. Maria likes to be alone with her thoughts. She talks to animals and objects, and generally prefers them to people. But whilst on holiday she begins to hear things that aren't there - a swing creaking, a dog barking - and when she sees a Victorian embroidered picture, Maria feels a strange connection with the ten-year-old, Harriet, who stitched it. But what happened to her? As Maria becomes more lost in Harriet's world, she grows convinced that something tragic occurred...Perfect for fans of ghostly mysteries like 'Tom's Midnight Garden'.

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 18mm | 99.79g
  • 01 Sep 2011
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins Children's Books
  • London
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0007443277
  • 9780007443277
  • 126,863

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Penelope Lively spent her early childhood in Egypt before coming to England aged twelve. She is an award-winning writer for adults and children, with prizes including the Booker, Whitbread and Carnegie to her name. We are delighted to be publishing A STITCH IN TIME on the Essential Modern Classics list.

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"Gentle and humorous with a touch of mystery." Michelle Magorian, bestselling author of 'Goodnight, Mister Tom'

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