A Stitch In Time

The year is 1930 and a failed dressmaker a ‘man about town’ two ‘Stars of Stage and Screen’ and a jilted fiancée have washed up on the shores of Sydney Harbour. These five people who have experienced the glamour of movie making and fashion in the era of Art Deco are down on their luck and now seeking to find their fortunes in Sydney.


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A Stitch In Time
Here is vivid storytelling strong enough to carry its Depression-era burden with delicacy and lightness of spirit.Michael Fallow, Fairfax Media

The year is 1930 and a failed dressmaker, a ‘man about town’, two ‘Stars of Stage and Screen’ and a jilted fiancée have washed up on the shores of Sydney Harbour. These five people, who have experienced the glamour of movie making and fashion in the era of Art Deco, are down on their luck and now seeking to find their fortunes in Sydney.
It is said that timing is everything and their timing could not be worse.
New South Wales is in the depths of the Depression and the final stages of the construction of the Harbour Bridge will cast a long shadow over the unfolding events that threaten to engulf them.
But Fate smiles - and occasionally grimaces - on each of the five and in the meantime they lead us into the world of Deco fashion and shopping, pioneering movie making, and even, precariously, onto the top arch of the unfinished Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Then, defying time and place, a surprise awaits . . .

Lynley Dear is the author of three children’s books, two collections of poetry and two volumes of local history.
Her poetry column Scanning the South, appeared in The Southland Times (N.Z.) for fifteen years.
Her three previous novels are Thaca(2009), Poppy Boys (2010 & 2015) and The Hollywood School of Dressmaking (2015).
www.lynleydear.co.nz<
  • ISBN: 9780473414023
  • Published: 1/10/2017
  • Pages: 216
  • Dimensions: 224x159mm
Soft cover Soft cover
NZ$ 32.50



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