The Dressmaker: A Novel

Written by:
Rosalie Ham
Narrated by:
Rachel Griffiths

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2015
7 hours 47 minutes
A darkly satirical novel of love, revenge, and 1950s haute couture—now a major motion picture starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, and Hugo Weaving
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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Funny, dark and unexpectedly charming, very well written. 5 stars for both book and the narrator. If you are a fan of typical white-girl-gone-missing whodunits, then skip over to one of Mary Kubica's; the main girl is not going to be saved by a ruggedly handsome guy-next-door.

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Karen Morgan

Just not for me.

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