The Sewing Machine (E–book)

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Free download The Sewing Machine ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free · Natalie Fergie It is 1911 and Jean is about to join the mass strike at the Singer factory For her nothing will be the same againDecades later in Edinburgh Connie sews coded moments of h. The cover of the book is instantly appealing I could connect with the title The Sewing Machine and relate to it to my childhood When my mother and I would visit John Lewis department store on a Saturday to pick out material for my Cabbage Patch Dolls new dress Which my mum then made on her Singer Sewing Machine So that was instantly appealing then to read that Edinburgh played a part too well that sold it completely to me As that s my home cityThe book is like a warm blanket on a nippy night or a delicious but not to sweet ice cream on a hot summers day It s characters slowly and gently grab on to your heartstrings and snuggle down Because it flows from modern day to days gone by It never get s dull There is always something to learn from each chapter So I was very impressed by Natalie s ability to keep me wanting to read and definitely no skim reading with this book you want to savour each word and the feelings that each chapter brings aboutThe idea is brilliant the life of a sewing machine and in turn the lives and times it touches It s there for every life changing event births deaths and marriages But it s also there for the machinist for the hard days when life is tough almost a safe place when all those worries or upset subside out of the mind and the only focus is the task at hand on the machineIt touches on lot s of topics but I won t spoil But I can say that at its heart are the power of secrets At a recent book launch for The Sewing Machine at Blackwells Bookstore Store Edinburgh Natalie Fergie said it best she said that not all secrets have to be bad and it s alright for them to be privateI would love to for there to be a seuel and I have harped on and on at Natalie about it and I probably will always need to have of these honest raw fragile characters That s how much I have emotionally invested into them And you will too on your personal adventure with the bookSo I urge you to dive into The Sewing Machine Make yourself comfortable and begin the fascinating journey with memorable characters

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Free download The Sewing Machine ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free · Natalie Fergie Family history is laid out before him in a patchwork of unfamiliar handwriting and colourful seams He starts to unpick the secrets of four generations one stitch at a ti. Focusing on the lives of three characters Jean Connie and Fred along with the people close to them The Sewing Machine transports the reader from 1911 to the modern day In telling the stories of the various characters the author provides a wealth of domestic detail relevant to the specific period giving a real feeling of authenticity On the other hand at times the narrative skips over significant periods of and momentous events in their lives with the gaps only filled towards the end of the book I had a few When did that happen moments There were some events such as the strike at the Singer factory that I would actually have liked to learn aboutThere were details in the book that I absolutely loved such as the entries in the notebook recording garments made on the sewing machine that often told their own sad story The introduction of a new character later in the book cleverly brings the various stories together I also liked how the sewing machine is shown to represent different things to different people a solace a distraction a source of employment a symbol of frugality a key to friendship and a source of artistic inspirationThe author possesses an obvious gift for creating realistic characters I loved Jean and Connie but I have to say I struggled a bit with Fred initially I was even tempted to sympathise with his girlfriend Samantha at one point but that uickly passed And the author did eventually her work her magic on me As the book went on and Fred is gradually drawn out of himself particularly with the help of the family next door I began to warm to him In a way he is the character who grows the most during this charming heartwarming bookI received a review copy courtesy of publishers Unbound and Random Things Tours

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Free download The Sewing Machine ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free · Natalie Fergie Er life into a notebook as her mother did before herMore than 100 years after his grandmother’s sewing machine was made Fred discovers a treasure trove of documents His. The sewing machine has provided work in manufacture eased work in the home and facilitated work when there was none to be hadA well researched historical novel that alternates between several timelines1911 Clydebank Scotland where we meet an eighteen year old Jean who works as a sewing machine tester at the Singer Factory At that time the Singer Factory was all powerful and employed thousands of workers It even had its own railway station and its own trains Jean lives with her domineering father who also works for Singer There follows a brief and accurate portrayal of the strike that took place that year A strike which Jean s father disapproves and which Jean s beau Donald Cameron helps organize The betrothed Jean and Donald eventually are forced to leave Clydebank and they move to Edinburgh A time to rend and a time to sew a time to keep silence and a time to speak1954 Edinburgh Scotland where we meet 33 year old Connie Baxter She lives with her mother Kathleen a tailor The two women get along very well Kathleen works on an old Singer machine For every sewing task she completes she writes the details in a notebook After a family tragedy Connie a typist finds a new job as a seamstress for a hospital This position will be instrumental in her meeting a young woman named Ruth Watkins and her future husband Alf Morrison1980 Edinburgh Scotland where we meet Ruth Watkins Single and pregnant she is trying to finish her nursing practicum before the Old Royal Infirmary realizes her condition She approaches a woman named Connie who works at the hospital to see if see can let out her uniforms so that they will not be so tight and camouflage her pregnancy2016 Edinburgh Scotland where we meet 35 year old Fred Newly single and unemployed Fred inherits a flat and a cat named Crabbie from his grandfather Alfred A flat that has been in the family since 1890 Fred writes a private blog which he uses as a sort of diaryconfidante Fred is a very private man He begins the herculean task of clearing out the flat only to find himself keeping most of what he discovers There are Marmite jars everywhere used for keeping pens plant cuttings and various other things The most important find though is an ancient Singer sewing machine Within the machine he finds numerous old notebooks that tell the tale of his family history one stitch at a timeSurprising himself Fred begins to use the old machine He finds that sewing helps him to decompress freeing his mind of his stresses and his loneliness When the machine needs servicing he meets an artistic young woman whose life is intrinsically tied to hisMY THOUGHTSNatalie Fergie brings the past elouently to life All of her characters are well fleshed out so that the reader is invested in their plight The narrative reminds us of a time when frugality was the norm uite the opposite of our current disposable society She skillfully stitches all of her characters and timelines into one cohesive whole while at the same time describing how both tangible and intangible things are passed down through generationsA novel of what family means of love loss of hardship and of letters lost and received A great read that I highly recommend to lovers of literary historical fiction and of course family secrets An emotional and evocative debut45 stars rounded up for GoodreadsI received a complimentary digital copy of this novel from Unbound Digital via NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased review


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    The Sewing Machine (E–book) Secrets are hidden in the fabric and creases of the old hospital They turn up on a daily basis but their importance is not always recognised by those who discover them Decades separate these four characters but they are all tied together by a sewing machine• Clydebank 1911 Jean 18yo is a sewing machine tester at the local Sing

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    The Sewing Machine (E–book) The cover of the book is instantly appealing I could connect with the title The Sewing Machine and relate to it to my childhood When my mother and I would visit John Lewis department store on a Saturday to pick o

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