The Dressmaker

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Tilly Dunnage has come home to care for her mad old mother. She left the small Victorian town of Dungatar years before, and became an accomplished couturier in Paris. Now she earns her living making exquisite frocks for the people who drove her away when she was ten. Through the long Dungatar nights, she sits at her sewing machine, planning revenge.

The Dressmaker is a modern Australian classic, much loved for its bittersweet humour. Set in the 1950s, its subjects include haute couture, love and hate, and a cast of engagingly eccentric characters. It is now a major motion picture, starring Kate Winslet and fine Australian actors including Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving, Liam Hemsworth and extras from the author's hometown of Jerilderie.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 131 x 196 x 23mm | 278g
  • Potts Point, Australia
  • English
  • 0992334462
  • 9780992334468
  • 1,751,567

About Rosalie Ham

Rosalie Ham worked in aged care until The Dressmaker, her first novel, became a best seller. She now teaches literature and has published the acclaimed novels Summer At Mount Hope and There Should Be More Dancing.
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4 32% (4,706)
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2 13% (1,898)
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