The dressmaker: a novel

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Rosalie Ham's heroine, Tilly, returns to the provincial town of her childhood with the skills and wisdom of a world traveller. Harbouring hurt memories from long ago, she weaves her own special magic, just as she creates wearable art for the ignorant townies. As Rosalie Ham's first novel unfolds, the reader can see, smell and move through Tilly's jumbled and dusty hometown of Dungatar. Who will die, who will live? Who is marked for life?
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Full title dressmaker
Author ham rosalie
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Last Update 2018-05-20 22:58:42PM
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display_description "A darkly satirical novel of love, revenge, and 1950s haute couture-- After twenty years spent mastering the art of dressmaking at couture houses in Paris, Tilly Dunnage returns to the small Australian town she was banished from as a child. She plans only to check on her ailing mother and leave. But Tilly decides to stay, and though she is still an outcast, her lush, exquisite dresses prove irresistible to the prim women of Dungatar. Through her fashion business, her friendship with Sergeant Farrat--the town's only policeman, who harbors an unusual passion for fabrics--and a budding romance with Teddy, the local football star whose family is almost as reviled as hers, she finds a measure of grudging acceptance. But as her dresses begin to arouse competition and envy in town, causing old resentments to surface, it becomes clear that Tilly's mind is set on a darker design: exacting revenge on those who wronged her, in the most spectacular fashion"--
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subject_facet Austria -- 20th century -- Fiction, Fashion designers -- Fiction, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
title_display The dressmaker : a novel
title_full The Dressmaker A Novel, The dressmaker : a novel / Rosalie Ham
title_short The dressmaker :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Fashion designers, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Man-woman relationships, Romance