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The Lace Weaver by Lauren Chater (Paperback, 2019)

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The Lace Weaver by Lauren Chater

The bestselling, breathtaking debut about love and war, and the battle to save a precious legacy

Each lace shawl begins and ends the same way – with a circle. Everything is connected with a thread as fine as gossamer, each life affected by what has come before it and what will come after.

1941, Estonia. As Stalin’s brutal Red Army crushes everything in its path, Katarina and her family survive only because their precious farm produce is needed to feed the occupying forces.

Fiercely partisan, Katarina battles to protect her grandmother’s precious legacy – the weaving of gossamer lace shawls stitched with intricate patterns that tell the stories passed down through generations.

While Katarina struggles to survive the daily oppression, another young woman is suffocating in her prison of privilege in Moscow. Yearning for freedom and to discover her beloved mother’s Baltic heritage, Lydia escapes to Estonia.

Facing the threat of invasion by Hitler’s encroaching Third Reich, Katarina and Lydia and two idealistic young soldiers, insurgents in the battle for their homeland, find themselves in a fight for life, liberty and love.

About the Author

Lauren Chater writes historical fiction with a particular focus on women’s stories. After working in the media sector for many years, she turned her passion for reading and research into a professional pursuit. In 2014, she was the successful recipient of the Fiona McIntosh Commercial Fiction scholarship. In addition to writing fiction, she established The Well Read Cookie, a blog which celebrates her love of baking and literature.

Lauren lives in Sydney with her husband and two children. The Lace Weaver is her first novel, and she is currently working on her second, Gulliver’s Wife.


Format: Paperback | 432 pages

Dimensions (cm): 3.4 x 13  x 19.9 | 350g

Publication Date: 01 Mar 2019

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia

Publication City/Country: Sydney, Australia

Language: English

ISBN10: 1925596354

ISBN13: 9781925596359


Condition: Acceptable

A book with obvious wear. Has some damage to the cover, including minor scuff mark and creasing, and a small puncture at the top of the back cover, which has also pierced through the last four pages in the book, but integrity still intact. Very minor creasing. No writing in margins, no underlining and highlighting of text, and no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text. Still a very clean, solid and readable copy.