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The dressmaker's war

Author: Mary Chamberlain; Susan Duerden
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : HighBridge Audio, [2015] ℗2015
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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London, spring 1939. Eighteen-year-old Ada Vaughan, a beautiful and ambitious seamstress, has just started work for a modiste in Dover Street. A career in couture is hers for the taking she has the skill and the drive if only she can break free from the dreariness of family life in Lambeth. A chance meeting with the enigmatic Stanislaus von Lieben catapults Ada into a world of glamour and romance. When he suggests a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
War fiction
Audiobooks
Fiction
History
War stories
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Chamberlain; Susan Duerden
ISBN: 9781622319725 1622319729
OCLC Number: 908376145
Notes: Compact discs.
Performer(s): Reading by Susan Duerden of the 2015 book.
Description: 9 audio discs (10.5 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Mary Chamberlain.

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London, spring 1939. Eighteen-year-old Ada Vaughan, a beautiful and ambitious seamstress, has just started work for a modiste in Dover Street. A career in couture is hers for the taking she has the skill and the drive if only she can break free from the dreariness of family life in Lambeth. A chance meeting with the enigmatic Stanislaus von Lieben catapults Ada into a world of glamour and romance. When he suggests a trip to Paris, Ada is blind to all the warnings of war on the continent: this is her chance for a new start. Anticipation turns to despair when war is declared and the two are trapped in France. After the Nazis invade, Stanislaus abandons her. Ada is taken prisoner and forced to survive the only way she knows how: by being a dressmaker. It is a decision which will haunt her during the war and its devastating aftermath.

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