Author(s): Maria Duenas
Set from just before the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War and through World War II, 'The Seamstress' follows the life of Sira Quiroga, a Spanish seamstress who becomes embroiled in a glamorous and dangerous world far from where she belongs, one filled with the idle rich and politically powerful. Abandoned by her lover and beset by debt, Sira clings to her gift for sewing and forges a new life as the most sought-after couturiere in Morocco. But her wealthy clients bring more than their business to her tiny studio. Caught up in international conspiracies and obscure secret service missions, Sira discovers the value of loyalty and the price of love.