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The Dressmaker

Check on her ailing mother and leave But Tilly decides to stay and though she is still an outcast her lush exuisite 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 25 sWhen Tilly Dunnage returned after twenty years to Dungatar the small Australian town she used to call home she knew she would be shunned by the same people who had banished her as a child She needed to check on the welfare of her mother and then she would leave again Tilly had been trained as a dressmaker in Paris her skill was second to none but that would mean nothing to the bitter and vengeful women of the townTilly s mother Molly was in a dreadful state demented and filthy Tilly was shocked at the state of the home But hard work had never worried Tilly she set herself the task of righting the house the garden and most importantly her mother And she decided to stay in Dungatar much to the disgust of the folk of the town Serge

CHARACTERS The Dressmaker

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 fashio what a hoot what a period piece it s a slice of 1950s country town Australia which makes it a slice of pavlova you ll slap the laminex table in mirth you ll settle back with a shandy in the banana lounge and chuckle your way through it the descriptions of the gowns are divine particularly one number that the author assures us flattered her fridge like form the humour may be lost on the foreigners so proceed with caution if you re not from the antipodes

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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 After twenty years Tilly Dunnage returns to Dungatar the small Australian town she grew up in to visit her ill mother Returning brings up memories of her unhappy childhood and the tragic accident which resulted in her leaving Dungatar as a child Trained as a dressmaker at the couture houses of Paris Tilly s beautiful gowns entice the prim and judgemental women of Dungatar and she becomes grudgingly accepted until another accident causes the townspeople to turn on her The thing I disliked most about this book was the malicious way the author portrayed her characters Stereotypes abound the blowsy barmade sexually frustrated spinster the overbearing mother in law the nosey neighbour etc Ham takes great delight in detailing people s physical failings in


About the Author: Rosalie Ham

Rosalie Ham was born and raised in Jerilderie NSW Australia She completed her secondary education at St Margaret's School Berwick in 1972 After travelling and working at a variety of jobs including aged care for most of her twenties Rosalie completed a Bachelor of Education majoring in Drama and Literature Deakin University 1989 and achieved a Master of Arts Creative Writing RMIT M



10 thoughts on “The Dressmaker

  1. says:

    After twenty years Tilly Dunnage returns to Dungatar the small Australian town she grew up in to visit her ill mother Returning brings up memories of her unhappy childhood and the tragic accident which resulted in her leavi

  2. says:

    4★A strange story indeed uirky characters in what appears to be a typical very small country town in Victoria Tilly Myrtle has returned from The Big Wide World to take care of her mother Mad Molly Dunnage She arrives on

  3. says:

    25 starsLoved the idea but not the execution it was hard to keep track of all the characters sometimes and they weren't portrayed in a flattering way An air of prejudice and bitterness hangs over alot of the town and it made me want to shake the people thereThe plot moved slowly but methodically it had its interesting points but most of the time it was blah I don't mind slow moving books most times but this on

  4. says:

    What a delicious book I loved the dark humour of this Australian novel The characters in the small down of Dungatar are so awful that you just have to love them I loved the writing the links with fabric fashion and sewing

  5. says:

    The Dressmaker was undoubtedly the surprise of the yearFrom the blurb A darkly satirical novel of love revenge and 1950s haute couture Myrtle and Molly Dunnage were the outcasts in Dungatar Australia Paying for other people's sins were like it but the town did not find it difficult to make these two people the culprits of the town's many secrets meanness and bigotry Openly so With no remorse of any kindMyrtle returns from Europe

  6. says:

    25★sWhen Tilly Dunnage returned after twenty years to Dungatar the small Australian town she used to call home she knew she would be shunned by the same people who had banished her as a child She needed to check on the welfare of her mother and then she would leave again Tilly had been trained as a dressmaker in Paris; her skill was second to none – but that would mean nothing to the bitter and vengeful women of the

  7. says:

    The premise of this book is good; however the novel involves too many characters and too many plots Really struggled to get into this book at the beginning but did get better Look forward to the movie

  8. says:

    An interesting book for sure I was initially intrigued about it when I learned Kate Winslet and a Hemsworth were going to be in the film adap

  9. says:

    what a hoot what a period piece it's a slice of 1950s country town Australia which makes it a slice of pavlova you'll slap

  10. says:

    This book was chosen by a local book club I'm part of and had very mixed reviews from the group Some really enjoyed loving

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