A Stitch in Time
Written by Penelope Lively
Part of the Collins Modern Classics Series
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Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month June 2016 Award-winning Penelope Lively’s classic story humorously captures the dreamy and imaginary world of eleven year old Maria. An only child, Maria is used to quietly observing the world around her. When her parents rent a house by the sea full of the objects and curios of previous occupants, Maria finds herself drawn into the life of Harriet, a child who lived there previously. Imaginative Maria, who can converse with the grumpy and opinionated cat, weaves a story around Maria but is it what really happened? Penelope Lively elegantly explores how the lives of children are effected by lives in the past. ~ Julia Eccleshare
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A Stitch in Time by Penelope Lively
Essential Modern Classics are relaunched in gorgeous new covers bringing these timeless story to a new generation.
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.
About the Author
Interest Age: From 9
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1st September 2011
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