January 9, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: The Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:01 am by historywardrobe

A beautiful review of The Red Ribbon with particular appreciation for dressmaking

Lizzie Thimble


Thank you so much for stopping by!

This blog post is a little bit different to previous posts but I     hope fellow sewists will appreciate it. A few months ago I attended the launch of Lucy Adlington’s latest book, The Red Ribbon. If you haven’t heard of Lucy, I suggest you look her up straight away. Lucy is a fashion historian, writer, actress and vintage clothing collector who runs her own business, History Wardrobe. She and her colleagues tour the country staging fashion history presentations, which are so fascinating and entertaining. To be honest, I think I want to be her!

When I heard Lucy had written a novel based on an actual sewing workshop set up in Auschwitz during the Second World War, I knew it would be a gripping read.


The workshop was established by Hedwig Hoss, the Auschwitz Commandant’s wife, who loved…

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