Spain, 1936 and the brink of civil war. Aged twelve, Sira Quiroga
was apprenticed to a Madrid dressmaker. As she masters the
seamstress's art, her life seems to be clearly mapped out - until
she falls passionately in love and flees with her seductive lover.
But in Morocco she is betrayed and left penniless. As civil war
engulfs Spain, Sira finds she cannot return and so turns to her one
true skill - and sews beautiful clothes for the expat elite and
their German friends. With Europe rumbling towards war, Sira is
lured back to Franco's Nazis-friendly Spain. She is drawn into the
shadowy world of espionage, rife with love, intrigue and betrayal.
And where the greatest danger lies. . .