The dressmaker: a novel

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Just in time for the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic comes a vivid, romantic, and relentlessly compelling historical novel about a spirited young woman who survives the disaster only to find herself embroiled in the media frenzy left in the wake of the tragedy. Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks she's had an incredibly lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be a personal maid on the Titanic's doomed voyage. Once on board, Tess catches the eye of two men, one a roughly-hewn but kind sailor and the other an enigmatic Chicago millionaire. But on the fourth night, disaster strikes. Amidst the chaos and desperate urging of two very different suitors, Tess is one of the last people allowed on a lifeboat. Tess's sailor also manages to survive unharmed, witness to Lady Duff Gordon's questionable actions during the tragedy. Others - including the gallant Midwestern tycoon - are not so lucky. On dry land, rumors about the survivors begin to circulate, and Lady Duff Gordon quickly becomes the subject of media scorn and later, the hearings on the Titanic . Set against a historical tragedy but told from a completely fresh angle, The Dressmaker is an atmospheric delight filled with all the period's glitz and glamour, all the raw feelings of a national tragedy and all the contradictory emotions of young love.
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Grouped Work ID 0d1053bc-5955-e69a-df53-269dc80a7476
Full title dressmaker
Author alcott kate
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author Kate Alcott
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display_description A spirited woman survives the sinking of the Titanic only to find herself embroiled in the tumultuous aftermath of that great tragedy. Tess is one of the last people to escape into a lifeboat. When an enterprising reporter turns her employer, Lady Duff Gordon, into an object of scorn, Tess is torn between loyalty and the truth.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, British -- United States -- Fiction, English -- United States -- Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Large type books, Love stories, American, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, Shipwreck survival -- Fiction, Titanic (Steamship) -- Fiction, Women dressmakers -- Fiction
title_display The dressmaker : a novel
title_full The Dressmaker, The dressmaker : a novel / Kate Alcott, The dressmaker [sound recording] / Kate Alcott, The dressmaker [sound recording] : a novel / Kate Alcott, The dressmaker [text (large print)] / Kate Alcott
title_short The dressmaker :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, British, English, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Large type books, Literature, Love stories, American, Romance, Shipwreck survival, Women dressmakers