In 1838, a young woman named Mrs Anne Sykes was given a diary on her wedding day and, collecting snippets of fabric from a range of garments, she carefully annotated each one. Nearly two hundred years later, the diary fell into the hands of Kate Strasdin, a fashion historian and museum curator. Through her research, these fragments of cloth become windows into Victorian life: from pirates in Borneo, to riots over working conditions, to the terrible human cost of Britain's cotton industry.
  • Author: Strasdin, Kate
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication Date: 22/02/2024
  • ISBN: 9781529920819
  • B-Code: B070998
  • Illustrated: Colour illustrations
  • Pages: 320
  • Dimensions: 198x129mm