A Hundred Tiny Threads

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About the Author:
Judith Barrow, originally from Saddleworth, near Oldham, has lived in Pembrokeshire, Wales, for thirty-eight years.
She has a BA (Hons) in Literature with the Open University, a Diploma in Drama from Swansea University and an MA in Creative Writing with the University of Wales Trinity St David’s College, Carmarthen. She has had short stories, plays, reviews and articles, published throughout the British Isles and has won several poetry competitions. She has completed three children’s books.
She is also a Creative Writing tutor for Pembrokeshire County Council.

Review By Terence Vickers 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Morrisfield England 1911-

Winifred, daughter of a shopkeeper, with an overbearing controlling mother and a supportive but ineffectual father.

Honora, Irish immigrant comes to the shop and entices Winifred into attending meetings of a women’s right’s to vote group, the Suffragettes, in the early part of the twentieth century.

Honora’s brother Conal a handsome seemingly carefree young man who also supports women’s rights.

Winnifred falls in love and one thing leads to another, which leads to Winifred gaining an unsavory reputation among the town gossips.

The threads of this historic tale are many and well tangled but are easy for the reader to follow. I didn’t research the historical accuracy of the book but I do believe it paints a reasonable picture of the times and place where the events occur. I enjoyed reading it particularly for the peek into the past about events that I knew very little about.

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