A Stitch in Time

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, 2011 - Children's stories - 224 pages
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Maria is always getting lost in the secret world of her imagination...

A ghostly mystery and winner of the Whitbread Award,republished in the Collins Modern Classics range.

Maria likes to be alone with her thoughts. She talks to animals and objects, and generally prefers them to people. But whilst on holiday she begins to hear things that aren't there - a swing creaking, a dog barking - and when she sees a Victorian embroidered picture, Maria feels a strange connection with the ten-year-old, Harriet, who stitched it.

But what happened to her? As Maria becomes more lost in Harriet's world, she grows convinced that something tragic occurred...

Perfect for fans of ghostly mysteries like 'Tom's Midnight Garden'.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Well, I enjoyed this. ? But, even though I was a quiet and sensitive child, I would not have done so forty years ago, when I was Maria's age. ? I don't know what child would. It's subtle, and though ... Read full review

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User Review  - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing

I wish I had read A Stitch in Time by Penelope Lively when I was about twelve, as I know I would have fallen in love with this story. Unfortunately, the book, published in 1976, wasn’t yet around when ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Penelope Lively spent her early childhood in Egypt before coming to England aged twelve. She is an award-winning writer for adults and children, with prizes including the Booker, Whitbread and Carnegie to her name. We are delighted to be publishing A STITCH IN TIME on the Essential Modern Classics list.

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