likeyoulove newgen books for YA readers win prizes
Search our site
The Stolen Bicycle by Ming-Yi Wu Read the opening extract of the brand new Ming-Yi Wu book before its publication on 26/10/2017

The Girl on the Wall One Life's Rich Tapestry by Jean Baggott
  

The Girl on the Wall One Life's Rich Tapestry

Biography / Autobiography   

RRP £7.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Lovereading view...

An extraordinary memoir - told through a hand-sewn tapestry - of a very ordinary English life. The result is a unparalleled and hugely enthralling, unforgettable memoir.

Win a Signed Copy from Arun Gandhi

We have a highly sought after SIGNED COPY to give away of The Gift of Anger, written by Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi. This is a memoir that also shares some of the beliefs and teachings of his grandfather, beliefs that focus on co-existence and tolerance which are needed now more than ever in our world.

To have a chance of winning this fantastic prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 31 October 2017. The winners will be notified by 9 November 2017.

Good luck!

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 31/10/2017

Synopsis

The Girl on the Wall One Life's Rich Tapestry by Jean Baggott

As the clock struck midnight on 31 December 1999, Jean Baggott vowed that from that point on her life would be devoted to the happiness of 'the girl on the wall' - a 1948 photograph taken of Jean when she was eleven, recreated in needlework. Reflecting on her hopes and dreams 60 years on from that photo, Jean stitched a remarkable tapestry looking back on her life and the changing world around her. The tapestry consists of 73 interlocking circles, giving a unique portrait of everyday life for the working people of the industrialised West Midlands, and the wider world. Each chapter of her book relates to one circle in the tapestry as Jean explores the memories the circle evokes.

Reviews

'It could be the stuff of misery memoirs but in Jean Baggott's nimble fingers, this life's rich tapestry positively shimmers.'
Sunday Herald

'Stop all the reading clocks because the most exquisite book arrived yesterday; it's quite taken my breath away - the writing style is knowledgeable yet unpretentious and with an intimacy that reveals Jean to be a wonderful raconteur.'
DoveGrey Reader.com

'Could the next big thing to hit the galleries of Hoxton be a fluffy-haired Midlands grandmother who never likes to stray far from her pincushion? Judging by a most extraordinary new book, The Girl on the Wall, and the phenomenal piece of craftwork it is a companion to, there's every chance it could.
Sunday Telegraph

About the Author

Jean Baggott was born in 1937 and lives in Warwick. She has lived in various parts of the Midlands for most of her life and remains passionate about her Black Country roots.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

3rd March 2011

Author

Jean Baggott

More books by Jean Baggott
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

thegirlonthewall.com/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...

Publisher

Icon Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Memoirs

ISBN

9781848311893

It has enriched my leisure time by introducing me to a world of books which I would not have previously considered.

Val Rowe

The books for review are always great reads, brilliantly written, and introduces me to a huge variety of, established and new, authors.

Lesley Hart

I love Lovereading because I get to read great books and then get to tell everybody how good they are.

Sally Doel

If you love reading, then you'll love Lovereading! Full of tips & info for every discerning reader.

Lynne Rapson

Lovereading is a world of books. It has everything you need from new to old and much loved classic books. It even give you recommendations!

Kate Thurston

Its jam packed with fantastic titles, informative descriptions & fantastic reviews and has a vast array of great features & competitions.

Linda Rollins

I recommend Lovereading because you get honest reviews on a whole range of genres-there's something for everyone. It's the only site I need.

Sian Spinney

Lovereading has given me the opportunity to delve into new and exciting worlds of authors who I would never have tried before.

Glynis Elliott

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools