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The dressmaker

Author: Rosalie Ham
Publisher: London, England : Serpent's Tail, 2015. ©2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosalie Ham
ISBN: 9781846689949 1846689945
OCLC Number: 920868571
Notes: Movie tie-in.
Originally published: Australia : Duffy & Snellgrove, 2000.
Description: 293 pages ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Rosalie Ham.

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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...Packed with memorable characters, acid humour and luscious clothes, The Dressmaker is an irresistible gothic tale of small-town revenge.

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Wickedly funny and glamorous ... an irresistible, gripping read * Essentials * There's almost a fairytale aspect to this story from 2000 of the prodigal returning, in this case the prodigal daughter Read more...

 
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