Figures in Silk (Large Print / Paperback)

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“You will immerse yourself in London of 1471 in Figures in Silk, another gracefully intriguing blend of historical fact and fiction from the author of Portrait of an Unknown Woman.”
— Nicola Rooney, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI


Bennett's medieval England comes alive in ways a reader can immediately relate to, even while being transported away from the modern world. Christian Science MonitorThe story of two sisters caught up in the maelstrom of historic events, Figures in Silk by Vanora Bennett combines the fascinating art and history of silk making with political intrigue and a sweeping, unforgettable love story. A breathing immersion into a Tudor England torn asunder by the War of the Roses, Figures in Silk is historical fiction at its finest a rare and welcome treat for readers captivated by the fiction of Tracy Chevalier, Sarah Dunant, Geraldine Brooks, Susan Vreeland, and the Boleyn novels of Phillipa Gregory.

About the Author

VANORA BENNETT is the author of six novels, including Midnight in St. Petersburg and her much-heralded fiction debut, Portrait of an Unknown Woman. She has also written two works of non-fiction. She studied Russian at the University of Oxford and in the USSR, then began her career as a journalist at Reuters and went on to serve as the Moscow correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. She has won the Orwell Prize for political writing for her work at The Times (London) and an Overseas Press Club of America award for her writing on Russia. She lives in London, U.K.


Praise For…

“Vanora Bennett knows what drives her characters, both fictional and historical, and they seem as real and easy to relate to as your next-door neighbor. Bennett’s medieval England comes alive in ways a reader can immediately relate to, even while being transported away from the modern world.”
-Christian Science Monitor

“Readers of historical fiction will be pleased with Bennett’s sure-handed storytelling.”
-Publishers Weekly

“Describe(s) late medieval trade and artisanship in fascinating detail. Stands out for its engrossing storytelling, multidimensional characters, and intriguing interpretation of everyone’s favorite love-him-or-hate-him monarch, Richard III.”

“A substantial historical novel set in turbulent 15th century England. Ably explores themes of romance and politics.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“A richly textured historical novel.”
-The Times (London)

“A splendid blend of romance and history.”

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061720048
ISBN-10: 0061720046
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: HarperLuxe
Publication Date: March 24th, 2009
Pages: 626
Language: English