Threads started out from a friend of Pat’s chance remark about daughters and from that she had the necessary ‘Flash!’ and the idea grew.

Pat wanted to bring a mixed-generation group of women together for a special project and develop the varied relationships with their daughters who ranged from babies, toddlers, school age children, teenagers, young mums, grandmothers and a great-grandmother.

That was the easy part but choosing the right kind of group proved more difficult. Pat considered a choir for non-singers, an amateur dramatic group and finally the perfect solution – a heritage tapestry.

Threads of Life
  • Threads of Life is a beautifully written, keenly observed story about the relationships between the women in a town called Wainbridge. Reading Patricia Jones’ writing is like savouring a well-made dish, rich and flavoursome. 

    Shalbey Bellaman Children’s Author
  • Patricia Jones is a writer of originality, imagination and wit. Ms Jones will always find a way to tweak one's composure in surprising ways.

    Celia Andrews Founder of the Fast & Loose Theatre Company
  • Brilliant! A must read for all mothers and daughters.

    K C Charmer Avid reader
  • Just finished “Threads of Life’ and really loved it. I got so involved in the lives of the different families that I couldn’t put the book down! Very well done indeed. I was impressed at how competently you handled so many storylines and characters. Definitely in the tradition of Jane Austen’s social observation, and the modern ‘family sagas’. Did you say there would be a sequel? I can’t bear to think of Sylvia having lost her beautiful house permanently, or Miriam not knowing where her daughter is etc etc Congratulations on such a great achievement. Love Loretta x

  • A modern day Cranford.

    Anne Littleton