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The dressmaker

Author: Rosalie Ham
Publisher: Potts Point, N.S.W. : Duffy and Snellgrove, 2015. ©2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tilly Dunnage has come home to care for her mad old mother. She left the small Victorian town of Dungatar years before, and became an accomplished couturier in Paris. Now she earns her living making exquisite frocks for the people who drove her away when she was ten. Through the long Dungatar nights, she sits at her sewing machine, planning revenge. The Dressmaker is a modern Australian classic, much loved for its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Australian fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosalie Ham
ISBN: 9780992334468 0992334462 9781846689949 1846689945
OCLC Number: 920673490
Notes: "Now a major motion picture"--Cover.
Description: 296 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Rosalie Ham.

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Tilly Dunnage has come home to care for her mad old mother. She left the small Victorian town of Dungatar years before, and became an accomplished couturier in Paris. Now she earns her living making exquisite frocks for the people who drove her away when she was ten. Through the long Dungatar nights, she sits at her sewing machine, planning revenge. The Dressmaker is a modern Australian classic, much loved for its bittersweet humour. Set in the 1950s, its subjects include haute couture, love and hate, and a cast of engagingly eccentric characters. It is now a major motion picture, starring Kate Winslet and fine Australian actors including Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving, Liam Hemsworth and extras from the author's hometown of Jerilderie.
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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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