Figures in Silk

Figures in Silk Cover

Figures in Silk

By Vanora Bennett

William Morrow, Hardcover, 9780061689840, 464pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2009

Description
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.


Praise For Figures in Silk

“A splendid blend of romance and history.”
-BookPleasures.com

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

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

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

“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

“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.”
-Booklist