The Forgotten Seamstress

By Liz Trenow

A stunning book set in the Edwardian era about a seamstress working at Buckingham Palace. Full of drama, betrayal and compelling historical detail, perfect for fans of Lucinda Riley and Tracy Rees.

It is 1914 and Maria, a shy teenager, is appointed to Buckingham Palace as a seamstress for the royal family.

There, she is lucky enough to meet the Prince of Wales and is soon captivated by his glamour and intensity. But theirs is a doomed love affair and before long Maria’s life takes a tragic turn.

Torn between passion and integrity, she makes a choice that has devastating consequences …

Can a beautiful quilt, discovered many years later reveal the truth behind what happened to Maria?

Author: Liz Trenow
Format: Paperback
Release Date: 16 Jan 2014
Pages: 400
ISBN: 978-0-00-748084-5
Liz worked for many years as a journalist for national and regional newspapers, and for BBC radio and television news, and is now a full time writer.

Praise for Liz Trenow: -

”'Extraordinary, fascinating …deeply rooted in history” - Midweek, Radio 4

”'Liz Trenow sews together the strands of past and present as delicately as the exquisite stitching on the quilt which formsthe centerpiece of the story.” - Lucinda Riley

”'An assured debut with a page-turning conclusion.” - Daily Express

”'An intriguing patchwork of past and present, upstairsand downstairs, hope and despair.” - Daisy Goodwin,

”'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

”'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