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The Dressmaker by Beryl Bainbridge
  

The Dressmaker

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This wonderful novel showing Beryl Bainbridge at her darkly comic best - out for the first time as an Abacus paperback.

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Synopsis

The Dressmaker by Beryl Bainbridge

Wartime Liverpool is a place of ration books and jobs in munitions factories. Rita, living with her two aunts Nellie and Margo, is emotionally naive and withdrawn. When she meets Ira, a GI, at a neighbour's party she falls in love almost as much with the idea of life as a GI bride as with the man himself. But Nellie and Margo are not so blind ...

About the Author

Beryl Bainbridge

Beryl Bainbridge wrote seventeen novels, two travel books and five plays for stage and television. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, she won literary awards including the Whitbread Prize and Author of the Year at the British Book Awards. She died in July 2010.

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Publication date

2nd September 2010

Author

Beryl Bainbridge

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Publisher

Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Historical Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780349123707

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