Begin a journey in the footsteps of the mysterious Nancy Moon, and piece together the secrets of one extraordinary long-lost summer...
'The Missing Pieces of Nancy Moon is really special. It's the Dear Mrs Bird or the Eleanor Oliphant of its time. Such a book!' Katie Fforde
'Two captivating stories of love and heartbreak, stitched together by a trail through Europe in 1962. A scattering of clues to the secret of Nancy Moon' Gill Paul
'Warm and true... I loved reading the entwined stories...pays tribute to the heart and backbone of women who support each other when the world turns its back' Stephanie Butland
To unravel the story of that long-lost summer, she had to follow the thread...
Florence Connelly is broken-hearted; her beloved grandmother has just died and her marriage has collapsed.
But things change when she opens a box of vintage 1960s dress patterns, discovered inside her grandmother's wardrobe. Inside each pattern packet is a fabric swatch, a postcard from Europe and a faded photograph of a young woman wearing the hand-made dress. Why did Flo's grandmother never speak of this mysterious woman - Nancy Moon?
Her life in tatters, Flo decides to remake Nancy's dresses, and to head across to the Continent to re-create Nancy's Grand Tour of 1962. As she follows the thread, Flo begins to unravel an untold story of love and loss in her family's past. And perhaps to stitch the pieces of her own life back together...
Sarah Steele was the director of Wordfest at Gloucester Cathedral in 2018, which culminated in a suffragette march led by Helen Pankhurst. After training in London as a classical pianist and violinist, Sarah joined the world of publishing as assistant at Hodder and Stoughton. She was for many years a freelance editor. She lives in Stroud. THE MISSING PIECES OF NANCY MOON is her debut novel.
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