Embroidering Her Truth: Mary, Queen of Scots and the Language of Power by Clare Hunter (Sceptre, 2022)
The final selection for this month is the much-awaited new book from Clare Hunter: Embroidering Her Truth: Mary, Queen of Scots and the Language of Power (ISBN: 9781529346244). As we might expect, this biography is eloquently written and well researched, with Clare using her own textiles expertise to explore how Mary used textiles – both to express her power and to advance her political agenda. Clare first appeared at the BOOKMARK festival in 2019 (my signed copy of Threads of Life is well-thumbed), and I’m really hoping I get an opportunity to ask Clare to sign my copy of her new book (hint, hint, for a possible future BOOKMARK event?).