The Silk Weaver

3.99 based on 30 ratings & 9 reviews on
Macmillan Digital Audio

Publication date: 26.01.2017
ISBN: 9781509844524
Number of pages: 0


1760, Spitalfields. Anna Butterfield’s life is about to change forever, as she moves from her idyllic Suffolk home to be introduced into London society. A chance encounter with a French silk weaver, Henri, draws her in to the volatile world of the city’s burgeoning silk trade. Henri is working on his ‘master piece’, to become a master weaver and freeman; Anna longs to become an artist while struggling against pressure from her uncle’s family to marry a wealthy young lawyer.

As their lives become ever more intertwined, Henri realises that Anna’s designs could give them both an opportunity for freedom. But his world becomes more dangerous by the day, as riots threaten to tear them apart forever . . .

Inspired by real historical events and characters, The Silk Weaver is a captivating, unforgettable story of illicit romance in a time of enlightenment and social upheaval.

In the media

An intriguing patchwork of past and present, upstairs and downstairs, hope and despair
Daisy Goodwin, on The Forgotten Seamstress
A novel about the human spirit - Liz Trenow paints with able prose a picture of the prejudices that bind us and the love that sets us free . . . Splendid
Pam Jenoff, author of The Kommandant’s Girl, on The Forgotten Seamstress
This absorbing novel delves into the secrets of wartime silk production and makes them totally fascinating . . . tremendously atmospheric and convincing in its details, with characters that touch the heart. A book to savour
Kate Furnivall, author of The Russian Concubine, on The Forgotten Seamstress