Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - BOOKS - By Maria Duenas Pi­cador Jacq Ellem

I’LL just read a cou­ple of pages, I told my­self … and I put the book down 300 pages later.

You’ll start out in Madrid and then flee with Sira to Morocco and back. All the while the world is in tur­moil, be­ing 1935, and so is her life.

A seam­stress of or­di­nary be­gin­nings, Sira’s tale is one of an in­cred­i­ble jour­ney, fol­low­ing one man for love and then find­ing her­self thrown into the midst of the rich, dar­ing, po­lit­i­cal and deadly.

It’s a beau­ti­ful story, with­out be­ing too soppy or sappy, about love and be­trayal, strength, courage and loy­alty.

There is, of course, mys­tery, civil war, world war, amaz­ing cos­tumes, planes, trains, cars and chases.

But the suc­cess of this story is in that Maria Duenas is a real sto­ry­teller.

This is not just a novel to read, it’s one to im­merse yourself in, to look up and won­der at the fact you’re en­sconced in your favourite chair and not at a win­dowsill over­look­ing the heat and bus­tle of a souq.

The Seam­stress is cap­ti­vat­ing and thor­oughly en­joy­able. + Get your dis­counted copy of The Seam­stress us­ing the coupon be­low

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