Another secret project and a new book! I don't often buy new books, but while browsing the book tables at Costco, I discovered A Memory of Violets and couldn't leave the store without it. Violets are in bloom right now, you know. :)
In 1912, twenty-year-old Tilly Harper leaves the peace and beauty of her native Lake District for London, to become assistant housemother at Mr. Shaw’s Home for Watercress and Flower Girls. For years, the home has cared for London’s flower girls—orphaned and crippled children living on the grimy streets and selling posies of violets and watercress to survive.
Soon after she arrives, Tilly discovers a diary written by an orphan named Florrie—a young Irish flower girl who died of a broken heart after she and her sister, Rosie, were separated. Moved by Florrie’s pain and all she endured in her brief life, Tilly sets out to discover what happened to Rosie. But the search will not be easy. Full of twists and surprises, it leads the caring and determined young woman into unexpected places, including the depths of her own heart. (from the back cover of the book)Sounds so good! The blue book, Under Fire, is about the terrorist attack on the US embassy in Benghazi. I heard about this title during a radio interview a few weeks ago and have more skimmed than read it. Technical but definitely interesting and enlightening.
All my knitting projects have taken a back seat to the secret project (yes, another one) in the photo above...a little something for Linnea. :) I just love knitting for my granddaughters!
What have you been reading and knitting this week?
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