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The Damask Days
The Damask Days
Author: Evelyn Hood
ISBN: 132499
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 375
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I found this book to be a fascinating piece of historical fiction. The story begins in 1784 and continues for the next 15 years or so, following the career of a young girl who originally enters the weaving trade in Paisley, Scotland to finance additional schooling for herself. That falls by the wayside as she discovers a talent and a passion for her trade. The book follows her career to its zenith as a manufacturer of "paisley" shawls. It portrays the place of women, the poor, and the working man in society and their challenges. The moment I picked up this book I was hooked and found it a most interesting read.
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Helpful Score: 1
A good historical fiction story of a strong willed young woman involved in the Scottish weaving trade. While the plot is somewhat predictable and the characters a bit flat, the female protagonist is strong and the details of the weaving process keep things interesting.