Bookspeed

The Golden Thread

£20.00
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The Golden Thread

Bookspeed

The Golden Thread

£20.00
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Barcode: 5057865762913
Item No. R287323006
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Editor's Notes

With The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History, Kassia St Clair runs a narrative skein through the last several dozen thousand years – exploring the everyday magic of textiles, and the revolutionary effect they have had on the way we live.

By the very nature of their construction, textiles tell a story. This is reflected even in our daily idioms – someone might spin a yarn, hang on by a thread, or be part of the social fabric, with each expression denoting a kind of connectedness to space and time that is intrinsically material. Kassia St Clair’s vibrant and expansive book covers a dazzlingly diverse variety of stories from across the globe – the linens of Tutankhamun’s mummy wrappings, the Woollen sails used by the Vikings to reach America 700 years before Columbus, and the lace ruffs of the Puritans. A great gift for story weavers and the naturally curious.

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Features

  • 368 pages
  • By Kassia St Clair
  • Published by John Murray
  • ISBN: 9781473659032
COMPOSITION & SIZE

Hardback
W: 16.3cm, D: 3.7cm, L: 22.2cm

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About Bookspeed

A family-run business based out of Edinburgh, Bookspeed makes all kinds of books for all kinds of people. But what we love is its collection of richly illustrated books to inspire kids (and grown-ups who like to dream). The Little People, Big Dreams series, in particular, pores over the lives of extraordinary people, from Maya Angelou and Marie Curie to Frida Kahlo, and tells the stories of their extraordinary childhoods.
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