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The Silver Thread

(2012)
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'The day was dove grey, and silk. A melancholic cloth that whispered and rustled. Who could say what it foretold.' Dublin, 1840: Rhia Mahoney watches in despair as her father's linen warehouse goes up in flames. Her family is ruined. Her imagined future, full of pattern and colour, plum brocades and beetle-green taffeta, crumbles to ashes. Seeking work as a governess in dismal London, Rhia's life is changed beyond all imagination when her uncle, a shipping merchant, commits suicide. Rhia cannot - will not - believe he would take his own life, but before she can investigate, she is accused of a crime she didn't commit, and forced to board a prison ship bound for New South Wales. The voyage is one of dry biscuits and endless sea, made bearable by the women's daily chore: to sew scraps of cloth into an elaborate quilt. What Rhia does not realise is that with every stich, she binds herself closer to a journey of discovery that will not end in Australia ...Weaving death, love and adventure into a vivid tale of the world at the height of Empire, The Silver Thread is plotted like a murder mystery, but narrated with the skill and style of a literary storyteller.

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Hardback Editions

October 2012 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Silver Thread
Author(s): Kylie Fitzpatrick
ISBN: 1-908800-12-7 / 978-1-908800-12-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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Paperback Editions

May 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Silver Thread
Author(s): Kylie Fitzpatrick
ISBN: 1-908800-59-3 / 978-1-908800-59-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Silver Thread
Author(s): Kylie Fitzpatrick
ISBN: 1-908800-13-5 / 978-1-908800-13-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Silver Thread
Author(s): Kylie Fitzpatrick
ISBN: 1-908238-75-5 / 978-1-908238-75-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Beautiful Books Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Silver Thread
Author(s): Kylie Fitzpatrick
ISBN: 1-908238-76-3 / 978-1-908238-76-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Beautiful Books Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

July 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Silver Thread
Author(s): Kylie Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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