A tailor's daughter living on London's Savile Row, Veda Grenfell expects that one day she will marry up and shed her status as a tradesman's daughter. But as she comes of marrying age, her brother dies in a riding accident, her mother and unborn sibling die during childbirth and a bout of typhoid fever leaves Veda deaf. Realizing her deafness will ward off suitors, Veda goes to work at her father's shop, where she proves herself a talented seamstress, and intrigue and possible romance simmer.
"Veda's deafness is smartly played, and Graham's depiction of the tailor shop's inner workings is instructive... the redemptive ending will please fans of the genre." - PW.
"The sheer generosity of her invention, and her unfailing ability to create believable characters of every ilk, from the tepid to the grotesque, are nothing short of stunning." - Kirkus.
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Janice Graham lived in France, Greece, and Israel before moving to Los Angeles to study film at the University of Southern California. She has worked as a screenwriter and a teacher of French. Her novels include Firebird and The Tailor's Daughter. She lives in Wichita, Kansas, with her daughter.
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