Tracy Chevalier

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A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier review – women’s struggle for freedom
An intricate portrait of the hopes and fears of ‘surplus women’ left alone after the first world war

Katy Guest

04, Oct, 2019 @9:00 AM

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A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier review – hidden hurts and secret longings
A thirtysomething spinster looks for purpose and companionship in a bittersweet evocation of Britain after the great war

Hephzibah Anderson

15, Sep, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Tulip Fever author Deborah Moggach recalls 'nightmare' movie adaptation
How Gordon Brown, Harvey Weinstein and a milkman ensured film was a ‘ghastly disaster’

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

29, May, 2019 @9:49 AM

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Top 10 Quakers in fiction
From magnanimous Mrs Wilcox in Howards End to the bloodthirsty Captain Bildad in Moby-Dick, these portrayals complicate porridge-oat stereotypes

Bridget Collins

09, Jan, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Book sales boom but authors report shrinking incomes
Calls for writers to reap rewards as British publishers enjoy record-breaking year

Danuta Kean

18, Jul, 2018 @11:01 PM

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'These guys can make something beautiful': Tracy Chevalier's new project – quilting with prisoners
The bestselling novelist fell in love with the craft while researching her last book, but now the author has found that it helps jailed men in real life

Alison Flood

18, Oct, 2017 @8:39 AM

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Tracy Chevalier: ‘Writing is a magic trick that still surprises me when I perform it’
The historical novelist describes her advanced procrastination techniques, the varied joys of research, and the strange, satisfying feeling of finally putting pen to paper

Tracy Chevalier

17, Sep, 2016 @9:00 AM

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What book would you send to someone in prison?
Leading authors have shared what books they would send an inmate and why, as part of the campaign Books for Prisoners. Which copy would you send and for what reasons?

Marta Bausells

14, Apr, 2014 @4:10 PM

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Tracy Chevalier: 'Slavery has to be raised until it's put to bed'

The London-based author on writing about America as an expat, the struggle for authenticity – and moving on from Girl with a Pearl Earring. Interview by Robert McCrum

Interview by Robert McCrum

17, Mar, 2013 @12:05 AM

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Point of view: Tracy Chevalier on the power of silence

When Tracy Chevalier encountered communal silence at a Quaker meeting, she knew she had to build it into a novel

Tracy Chevalier

14, Mar, 2013 @12:05 PM

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Arts Council takes over libraries, with budgets slashed

Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, set for abolition, hands over responsibilities with finances squeezed

Benedicte Page

09, Dec, 2010 @3:56 PM

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Who will save our libraries?
The latest stage in the 'modernisation review' of library services is nothing but waffle. Time to get out the boxing gloves, says Rachel Cooke

Rachel Cooke

06, Dec, 2009 @12:10 AM

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