Author Sharon Gosling
Set in one of the ‘dark satanic mills’ of Victorian northern England, Threads tells the tale of two young friends – Charlie (a weaver) and Clara (the mill owner’s daughter). Will they find out who is sabotaging the mill in time to save it?
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Chapter 1 Another Long Day
“Oi!” yelled a voice behind Charlie. “Stop dawdling and get on with it or I’ll dock your pay, you little wretch!” “Sorry sir!” Charlie shouted, as he hurried across the mill floor. He didn’t both...
Chapter 2 The Witness
Charlie and Jim ran into the room to find his dad being held by two big policemen. His mum was crouching in the corner, looking horrified. “Let him go,” Jim shouted. “Stay back,” warned one of t...
Chapter 3 Disaster
“You!” Charlie felt someone grasp his leg and yelled in surprise as he almost overbalanced and fell from the wall. He grabbed hold of Clara to try and stop himself and looked down to see her olde...
Chapter 4 An Unexpected Discovery
The men’s angry voices faded away as they disappeared around the corner. Still Charlie hesitated, looking back towards the big house. He could see Mr Stanton watching from one of the big upstairs ...
Chapter 5 Midnight Adventure
“No one’s going to help us, Charlie,” Clara insisted. “You know that! Every time we’ve tried to tell someone what we know so far, we’ve just got into more trouble. If you want to prove your dad is...