Threads, the debut novel by Sophia Bennett which won The Times/Chicken House Award, will be published in an exclusive hardback edition designed by fashion designer, Giles Deacon, in support of Save the Children. A donation of £1 per book - the author's royalty - will be made to the Save the Children Fund, a charity close to Bennett's heart and one which has engaged with what's described as "a fashion fairytale".
Fashion fairy tales really can happen. Nonie, Edie and Jenny are best friends with very individual tastes. Nonie's a real trend setter and her passion is fashion. Humanitarian Edie is on a mission to save the world. And budding actress Jenny has just landed a small part in a Hollywood blockbuster. But when these three friends meet a young African refugee called Crow, sketching a dress at the Victoria and Albert Museum, they discover a common passion and somehow find a way to make all of their dreams come true.
Threads won the The Times/Chicken House competition for 2008 and its official publishing date is 7 September, but it seems to be available now. The exclusive hardback is expected in October.