The Lace Weaver

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Simon & Schuster Australia, 2018 - Australian fiction - 424 pages
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.

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Lace Weaver

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Lauren Chater's debut novel, The Lace Weaver, is a sweeping historical story set in Estonia and Russia during the tumultuous year of 1941. Stalin's Red Army has descended on Estonia, causing fear and ... Read full review

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About the author (2018)

Lauren Chater is the author of the historical novels The Lace Weaver and Gulliver's Wife, as well as the baking compendium Well Read Cookies - Beautiful Biscuits Inspired by Great Literature. nbsp; In 2018 she was awarded a grant by the Neilma Sidney Literary Fund to travel to the Netherlands to research her third novel The Winter Dress, inspired by a real 17th century gown found off the Dutch coast in 2014. She has made appearances at the Brisbane Writers Festival, Storyfest, the Southern Highlands Writers' Festival and the Tamar Valley Writers' Festival, as well as many others. She is currently completing her Masters of Cultural Heritage through Deakin University. nbsp; For more Lauren, see:

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