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The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton


A warm and uplifting story of how a woman falls in love with a place and its people: a landscape, a community and a fragile way of life.

A rural idyll: that's what Catherine is seeking when she sells her house in England and moves to a tiny hamlet in the CĂ©vennes mountains. With her divorce in the past and her children grown, she is free to make a new start, and her dream is to set up in business as a seamstress. But this is a harsh and lonely place when you're no longer just here on holiday. There is French bureaucracy to contend with, not to mention the mountain weather, and the reserve of her neighbours, including the intriguing Patrick Castagnol. And that's before the arrival of Catherine's sister, Bryony...

About the Author

Rosy Thornton teaches at Cambridge University. She lives in a village nearby with her partner and their two daughters.

I was brought up in a village in Suffolk. Think rural and idyllic. To give you an idea, our house was approximately half a mile from this (now minus the cart):
Suffolk still very much has its claws in me; it drags me back every other Saturday to watch Ipswich Town in their annual, unsuccessful battle to secure promotion.
Cambridgeshire is home now, however. In my daily existence I am a lecturer and Fellow in Law at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where I try to be serious now and again. I teach and write on an eclectic mix of topics, including landlord and tenant law, trusts, homelessness, and women and the law.
I live in a village nearby where, putting up with my writing obsession, are my partner, two young daughters, and spaniels Treacle and W.G. Snuffy

Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Book Publishing (December 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755345576
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755345571

Does this book look fabulous? It will be released here in the US this December, so keep an eye out for it.  Of course, I welcome any author with adorable Spaniels.  


  1. It DOES look fabulous...the kind of book you can run away in =)

  2. I really enjoyed this book when I read it. A very quiet and pleasant read.

  3. Sounds like a good book to curl up with.

  4. The cover is very inviting. Thanks for the info!


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