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The Dressmaker

by Rosalie Ham

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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An unforgettable novel of love, hate and haute couture. Packed with memorable characters, acid humour and luscious clothes, The Dressmaker is an irresistible gothic tale of small-town revenge. 

The film adaptation, starring Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving is released in the UK on Friday 20 November 2015. Click below to view the trailer.

The Dressmaker Synopsis

Tilly Dunnage left her hometown of Dungatar in rural Australia under a black cloud of accusation. Years later Tilly, now a couturier for the Paris fashion houses, returns home to make amends with her mentally unstable mother.

Mid-century Dungatar is a small town, and small towns have long memories. At first she wins over the suspicious locals with her extraordinary dressmaking skills. But when the eccentric townsfolk turn on Tilly for a second time, she decides to teach them a lesson and exact long-overdue revenge...

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The Dressmaker Press Reviews

'Ham writes delightfully rich set pieces and descriptive passages ... her eye for the absurd, the comical and the poignant are highly tuned ... one to savour and enjoy' - Weekend Australian

'Blessed with an astringently unsentimental tone and a talent for creating memorably eccentric characters, Ham also possesses a confidently brisk and mischievous sense of plot' - Sydney Morning Herald

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ISBN: 9781846689949
Publication date: 05/11/2015
Publisher: Serpent's Tail an imprint of Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846689949
Publication date: 5th November 2015
Author: Rosalie Ham
Publisher: Serpent's Tail an imprint of Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Books Behind TV & Film,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Rosalie Ham

Rosalie Ham is the author of The Dressmaker, Summer at Mount Hope and There Should be More Dancing. She was born and raised in Jerilderie, NSW and now lives in Melbourne.

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