premesso che sono appassionata di ricamo, mi ha attratto chiaramente il titolo di questo libro, però di ricamo neppure l'ombra, il libro tratta del naufragio del Titanic, ma nel complesso l'ho trovato veramente veramente noioso...
Historical fiction about the Titanic from an unusual point of view-the experiences of a young seamstress taken on as lady's maid
by Lucile, Lady Duff Gordon, at the last minute. Tess sees behind
the facade of the upper classes when the Duff Gordons put themselves and their survival before the needs of other passengers, and this knowledge conflicts with her admiration for Lady Gordon's talent and Tess's own need for support to start her own career in fashion. The story blends a number of characters and their viewpoints well, but there are some sloppy elements. How did Tess who onbviously is English, get a position in Cherbourg, from which the Titanic sailed? Why is Jack Bremerton,
Tess's middle-aged shipboard admirer and an associate of Henry Ford, driving a Buick? Even a moderately alert reader will wonder about these things.
Still, the story is a fun read, a worthy title for the Titanic Centennial bookshelf.