The Dollmaker by Nina Allan
Failure can become a ghost in our lives, its unseen influence ingrained in our identities so deeply that it imprisons us. Sometimes we get a glimpse of our capabilities through the bars of our own self-imposed limitations and see . . .
What the warrior sees: promise arising from challenge; strengths from fears faced and finally resolved; a whole self reclaimed. The Warrior Inside offers a wealth of motivational material focused on bringing out the warrior in every single one of us to help us achieve our goals. This book addresses one of the key factors that can hold us back from achieving our potential: FEAR. – False Evidence Appearing Real. This book reveals tools for becoming the master of your own life. Break free and fight for the goals that will set your soul on fire. Ignite that dormant spark that lies within and use it to fuel your dreams, conquer your fears, and live a fulfilled life. The world is waiting.
Stitch by perfect stitch, Andrew Garvie makes exquisite dolls in the finest antique style. Like him, they are diminutive, but graceful, unique and with surprising depths. Perhaps that's why he answers the enigmatic personal ad in his collector's magazine.
Letter by letter, Bramber Winters reveals more of her strange, sheltered life in an institution on Bodmin Moor, and the terrible events that put her there as a child. Andrew knows what it is to be trapped; and as they knit closer together, he weaves a curious plan to rescue her.
On his journey through the old towns of England he reads the fairytales of Ewa Chaplin – potent, eldritch stories which, like her lifelike dolls, pluck at the edges of reality and thread their way into his mind. When Andrew and Bramber meet at last, they will have a choice – to remain alone with their painful pasts or break free and, unlike their dolls, come to life.