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Jag läser A single thread av Tracy Chevalier Romanen handlar om en “ungmö” i efterkrigstidens England 1932 som letar efter mening i livet efter att hennes fästman dött i kriget.
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“-Here we are, Gilda said, setting down a rectangular piece of canvas embroidery about thirteen by thirty inches. In the central medallion were small, careful petit-point stitches done in sublte shades of brown and cream, depicting a tree, with tow blue and tan peacocks standing in its branches, pecking at bunches of dangling grapes while a goat and a deer grazed below. The peacock feathers were intricately rendered, and the grapes expertly shaded with just a few dots of colour. -This is exquisite, Violet declared. So beautifully done I can´t imagine anyone will actually sit on it when it´s in use.”
“She couldn´t stand matchmaking. In Southampton friends had tried over the years, and it had never worked. There was normally a reason why the man was still single: overbearing, or humourless, or self-absorbed, or with a disinclination to wash. And she had a perverse reaction to being told she would like someone. When she was a child, if her mother said she would like a particular dress or toy or pudding, Violet almost willed herself to hate it.”