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The Dressmaker Paperback – 12 Oct 2010

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Product details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books; Original ed. edition (12 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743294424
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743294423
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 945,725 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A lot of fun, and Graeme-Evans is unapologetic in her celebration of the joys of pretty clothes and the thrills of overcoming adversity." --"Publishers Weekly"

"It's easy to lose an afternoon in this historical romance. I picked it up and it was page 258 before I put it down again." --"The Sunday Star-Times" (Auckland, New Zealand)

A lot of fun, and Graeme-Evans is unapologetic in her celebration of the joys of pretty clothes and the thrills of overcoming adversity. --"Publishers Weekly""

About the Author

Posie Graeme-Evans is the author of several internationally bestselling novels, including The Dressmaker and The Island House. An Australian television producer in a former life, she has created and commissioned hundreds of programs for children and adults, including the worldwide smash hit McLeod's Daughters and the Daytime Emmy-nominated Hi-5.

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Format: Paperback
On 1 August 1843, Ellen Gowan has her thirteenth birthday. Ellen is the only surviving child of an impoverished village curate, Edwin, and his wife, Connie. Tragically orphaned and then abandoned when pregnant at fifteen, Ellen manages to overcome loss, loneliness and betrayal to become a highly sought after dressmaker to the aristocracy of Victorian England. But her success as Madame Ellen draws attention from the one person who can destroy all that she has achieved.

Ellen's story is fraught with high drama and is full of coincidence, and it kept me turning the pages even when the story verged on soap opera. Ellen is a very likeable heroine, and many women will relate to some of the issues she encounters.

It's not a great novel but it is entertaining and a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon.

Jennifer Cameron-Smith
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