A Stitch in Time

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HarperCollins Children's Books, 2011 - Children's stories - 220 pages
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Maria likes to be alone with her thoughts. She talks to animals and objects, and generally prefers them to people. But whilst on holiday in Lyme Regis she begins to hear things that aren't there - a swing creaking, a dog barking - and when their elderly landlady shows her a Victorian sampler, Maria feels a strange connection with the ten-year-old, Harriet, who stitched it. But what happened to Harriet? Why did her sister Susan finish the sampler? As Maria becomes more lost in Harriet's world, she grows convinced that something tragic occurred...Perfect for fans of ghostly mystery stories like 'Tom's Midnight Garden'.

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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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User Review  - Jane Lump - Goodreads

Although not my favorite of her novels, this does not disappoint. Lively plays with the idea of time in a masterful, suspenseful plot that takes place over a one month summer holiday. The way she is ... Read full review

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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