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Tracy Chevalier in Ely
September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
In 1932, Violet Speedwell, still mourning the loss of both her fiancé and her brother in the Great War, resolves to escape her suffocating mother and strike out alone. A new life awaits her in Winchester, which despite its hardships, is a life alive with independence and opportunity. Violet falls in with the broderers, a disparate group of women charged with embroidering kneelers for the Cathedral, and is soon entwined in their lives and their secrets. As the almost unthinkable threat of another war appears on the horizon Violet collects a few secrets of her own that could just change everything…
Warm, vivid and beautifully orchestrated, ‘A Single Thread’ is Tracy Chevalier at the height of her powers. It is a delight to welcome her back to Ely, as an early autumn highlight.