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  • Title: Things to Make and Mend
  • Author: Ruth Thomas
  • ISBN: 9780571230600
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Paperback

  • Things to Make and Mend By Ruth Thomas This long awaited first novel from one of Scotland s most admired short story writers tells the story of Sally Tuttle and Rowena Cresswell, school friends whose lives were changed at the age of fifteen by a shocking event Now in their late thirties, they are estranged, both single mothers, both haunted with memories of their intense friendship Sally is an embroiderer, aThis long awaited first novel from one of Scotland s most admired short story writers tells the story of Sally Tuttle and Rowena Cresswell, school friends whose lives were changed at the age of fifteen by a shocking event Now in their late thirties, they are estranged, both single mothers, both haunted with memories of their intense friendship Sally is an embroiderer, a needlewoman the homelier sister of Wonderwoman , who works at In Stitches, a repairs shop in East Grinstead When she wins an embroidery prize and is invited to a conference in Edinburgh to deliver an embroidery lecture, she has to leave her teenage daughter Pearl alone and step into a new role lecturer, prize winner Rowena Cresswell is in Edinburgh too, helping her son move out of his student accommodation This beautifully woven, perfectly pitched story of two women caught in the shadow of their teenage years will stay in the hearts of readers long after they put it down.
    Ruth Thomas
    Librarian note There is than one author with this name in the database.Ruth Thomas is a British writer of novels and short stories.

    Things to Make and Mend By Ruth Thomas

    Commentaires:

    Tressa
    I really enjoyed this book Each chapter alternates between the two main female characters and tells you about their lives, how they were friends in the past and how events lead to their circumstances now It is a fairly slow story, delving into their feelings but this in no way detracts from how good it is A thoughtful story Oh, and BTW it has an under current theme of sewing, embroidery and textiles, so if this is an interest of yours you will enjoy the story even

    Vicky
    I actually quite enjoyed this book so I am surprised that it gets a lot of rather negative reviews here I do agree that the ending was a tiny bit disappointing but all in all, I found it a good book I also did not experience problems when the narrator changed To me, it was not a great book, but it did stand out a little I liked the theme and I liked the way the story was told.

    Michelle
    This is the story of two women who were great friends as girls in the UK, bonding over shared silliness in needlework class in school until the arrival of boys in their lives leads to a split The story goes between their past and the present, where Sally is an embroidery specialist and has won a prize for her art and an invitation to present a lecture to a conference in Edinburgh She feels very uncomfortable about it, feeling that she is nothing special, and she is also nervous about leaving her [...]

    Ann Boytim
    Two childhood friends going their own way after school years one married and successful in her career and the other one who has just won a needlework competition is happy in her simple job repairing clothing etc Fate decides that this two will meet once again and will this be possible to go back in time when they were once best friends

    Sara
    Guh, where to start with this book Something about it originally reminded me of Sandra Dallas s book Alice s Tulips, but not as good.It s the separate stories of two women, now in their 40s, who were best friends in their teens and had a falling out It s told very oddly, starting out in 3rd person with the main character, Sally, and then switches every now and then to 1st person narrative with her old friend Rowena, who oddly enough doesn t seem like the main character even though she gets the 1 [...]

    Kim
    This book rambled it s way through to the end.It was also quite hard to follow who was talking in the beginning as the narrative changed with no obvious change of direction I was expecting it to be a warm and cosy read Two teenage girls lose touch after one falls pregnant at 15 Although they both messed about in the school needlework lessons, Sally later becomes an established embroiderer They meet again about 30 years later at an embroidery event It wasn t one of my favourite books.

    Kyla
    A gentle, quiet, British, foggy exploration of life and friendship and mistakes, interlaced with needlework and Edinburgh settings Doesn t gather up in a complete ending, lots of pardon the pun threads of plot left dangling and alluded to It s rare I say a book could be longer but in this case, it may have been nice.

    Teena
    A gentle paced English story about intense friendship and the consequences of misunderstandings and assumptions Loving all things craft, the underlying embroidery theme of the novel suited me perfectly.

    Dymphie
    Vaardigheden voor meisjes is de Nederlandse titel.Dat zie je niet veel een boek met sterke rol voor borduren handwerken Leest heel prettig, goed geschreven Werd aangekondigd als humoristisch, maar waar hem dat dan in zit weet ik eigenlijk niet.

    Nikki
    Reading Group Selection.

    Lisa
    It was a nice little book Not spectacular Just nice.

    Emma
    Very scattered writing ruined a nice little plot Thomas could have made a bit of the ending

    Angela Biggar
    Very hard going the chapters are a little bit disjointed and just a really hard bok to follow.Never managed to lumber my way to the end

    Sue
    Mildly entertaining.It s entirely written in the third person and my brain keeps getting confused as to which of the two women are speaking.

    Glo
    The author changed the first person characters frequently and I found it hard to know who was speaking The story line seemed to go somewhere and yet it seemed unfinished.

    Sue
    Pleasant, gentle novel about two women in their forties who used to be best friends at high school Lots of interesting themes, many of them revolving around embroidery Enjoyable.

    Tania
    book 17 of 2011 aim 133 books for 2011

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