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The Dressmaker - Rosalie Ham
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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780992334468
Publisher: Duffy and Snellgrove
Pages no: 296
Edition language: English
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
0.0 The Dressmaker
Ugh. I have no idea what to say about this book. It's not my thing at all. Hearing the narrator talk about Dungatar and its inhabitants, I kept imagining a lemon meringue pie with maggots under the fluffy golden meringue top. With the exception of Tilly, her mother, Teddy and the sergeant there ...
All about me
All about me rated it
3.0 The Dressmaker
Actual review 3.5 starsI was interested to read some of the criticisms others had of this book. One was that there were too many characters for the reader to keep track of. It's true, there's quite a few characters. However, other books have numerous characters (The Lord of the Rings and The Luminar...
Roving Book Club
Roving Book Club rated it
4.0 The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham
Read by Vincenza - I just loved it. The setting the quirky, stylized characters straight out of a Baz Luhrmann story. My favourite person was the policeman.
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