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A tapestry of strong characters and accomplished writing
Herald Scotland

The Sewing Machine

Natalie Fergie
Status: published
Publication Date: 17.04.2017
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A tapestry of strong characters and accomplished writing
Herald Scotland

This bestselling novel by Natalie Fergie has sold over 100,000 copies

'A tapestry of strong characters and accomplished writing' Herald Scotland

It is 1911, and Jean is about to join the mass strike at the Singer factory. For her, nothing will be the same again. Decades later, in Edinburgh, Connie sews coded moments of her life into a notebook, as her mother did before her.

More than a hundred years after his grandmother’s sewing machine was made, Fred discovers a treasure trove of documents. His family history is laid out before him in a patchwork of unfamiliar handwriting and colourful seams. He starts to unpick the secrets of four generations, one stitch at a time.

Five-star reader reviews:

‘The book is simply wonderful and the ending is perfect… I can’t wait to read more from this author’

‘Beautifully told… I couldn’t put it down once the story started to unfold’

‘Even though I turned the last page a while back, is still resonating now and I expect it will for some time to come. A stunning debut novel’

‘An absolute delight… heartwarming and unpredictable’

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