Since turning to writing fiction six years ago, Colchester’s Liz Trenow quickly established herself as a successful novelist, now translated and published around the world.
Brought up in a house next to the family silk mill in Suffolk her books regularly draw on her passion for silk and textiles for their background themes. But is her skill at creating strong characters and engrossing human dramas that make her books so readable.
We are delighted to welcome Liz back to Red Lion Books for the launch her new book.
‘The Dressmaker of Draper’s Lane’
1768, London. As a foundling who rose from poverty and now runs her own successful dressmaking business in the heart of society London, Miss Charlotte is a remarkable woman, admired by many. She has no need, nor desire, to marry.
The people she values most are her friend Anna, her recently-found sister Louisa and nephew Peter. She feels herself fortunate, and should be content with what she has. But something is missing.
A small piece of rare silk discovered in a bundle of scraps at auction triggers a curious sense of familiarity, and prompts her to unpick a past filled with extraordinary secrets and revelations . . .
The Dressmaker of Draper’s Lane revisits the opulence and extravagance of the London silk trade in the mid-eighteenth century which Liz Trenow wrote about in her previous bestselling novel, The Silk Weaver.
Pan Macmillan paperback, £7.99