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TAPESTRY

Kylie Fitzpatrick

  • Original Title: TAPESTRY
  • Publication date: January 2018
  • Publisher: HEAD OF ZEUS
  • Country: GB
  • 430 print pages
  • Drama

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  • Epoch: Mixed
  • Time Period: 11th century, 21th century
  • Location setting: France, United Kingdom
  • Themes: FAMILY, Filiation, PEOPLE facing life, Looking back on one's life, Search for origins, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Rivalry, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Power

Pitch

The story of the origin of the famous Bayeux Tapestry. Told from the point of view of two women who lived nine centuries apart: Leofgyth, an eleventh-century embroiderer who works in the court of Edward the Confessor, and Madeleine, a twenty-first century professor of Medieval History. Between them, the dramatic story of the end of Saxon England unfolds and an ancient mystery is solved.

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Kylie Fitzpatrick has worked as an actress, a researcher and a script editor. She is the author of TAPESTRY and THE SECRET OF NINE STONES, which has been published in eleven languages.

Summary

Set in eleventh-century London and Normandy and in the present day, TAPESTRY tells the story of the origin of the famous and enigmatic Bayeux Tapestry. Told from the point of view of two women who lived nine centuries apart: Leofgyth, an eleventh-century embroiderer who works in the court of Edward the Confessor, and Madeleine, a twenty-first century professor of Medieval History. Between them, the dramatic story of the end of Saxon England unfolds and an ancient mystery is solved.

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