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Liz Trenow's family have been silk weavers for nearly three hundred years, and she grew up in the house next to the mill in Suffolk, England, which still operates today, weaving for top-end fashion houses and royal commissions.

It was the recollections of Liz's father about how, during the Second World War, the mill worked night and day weaving parachute silk, that inspired her first novel, The Last Telegram. It is the story of Lily Verner, a young woman who has to grow up very quickly and learn to manage the stresses and trials behind the Home Front in the Second World War.

The love story at the heart of the novel is also based on real life events and characters. In 1939, when war was imminent, Liz's family were so concerned about the plight of their many Jewish friends and business colleagues in Europe that travel to England and work at the mill. One of them fell in love with a local girl and, after internment in Australia and fighting for the Allies in Burma, returned to work at the mill, married and had a family, and lived a long and happy life. Unfortunately the story in The Last Telegram is not quite so straightforward!

Liz says: 'It is a coming of age story, a tale of love and loss, and how we come to terms with the mistakes we make.'

Liz lives in Essex, England, with her sculptor husband, and has two grown-up daughters. As Liz Curry, she has worked as a journalist for national and regional newspapers, and for BBC radio and television news, followed by a career in PR and communications. She is now a full time writer. Her second and third novels, The Last Seamstress and The Poppy Factory, will be released in 2014 by HarperCollins.

'A beautifully moving love story, reminiscent in tone and subject of Nicholas Sparks's The Notebook, and Ian McEwan's Atonement, Lily's tale will resonate with fans of each.' Booklist

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The Forgotten Seamstress
by Liz Trenow
"An intriguing patchwork of past and present, upstairs and downstairs, hope and despair." —Daisy Goodwin, New York Times bestselling author of The American HeiressShe Kept Her Secret for a Lifetime...A shy girl with no family, Maria knows she's lucky to have landed in the sewing room of the royal household. Before World War I casts its...
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The Last Telegram
by Liz Trenow
"Trenow's first novel chronicles civilian life in England during the terrors of war while also weaving a beautifully moving love story. Reminiscent in tone and subject of Nicholas Spark's The Notebook (1996) and Ian McEwan's Atonement (2002), Lily's tale will resonate with fans of each."-BooklistOnline.comWe all make mistakes. Some we...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction
The Lost Soldiers: A gripping historical novel of love, secrets and sisterhood
by Liz Trenow
From the New York Times bestselling author comes a remarkable novel of three women whose lives have been torn apart by war. For fans of The Nightingale, Wives of War and Lilac Girls, The Lost Soldiers reveals the strength, love and courage found even in the darkest of times, and the ultimate triumph of hope. In the summer of 1919...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; All Romance
The Hidden Thread: A Novel
by Liz Trenow
The Hidden Thread is a breathtaking novel about the intricate craft of silk and the heartbreak of forbidden love.When Anna Butterfield's mother dies, she's sent to live with her uncle, a silk merchant in London, to make a good match and provide for her father and sister. There, she meets Henri, a French immigrant and apprentice hoping to...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; All Romance
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