Tamara Drewe

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Jonathan Cape, 2009 - Femmes fatales - 136 pages
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Winner of the Grand Prix 2009 de la Critique Bande Dessinée.

Tamara Drewe has transformed herself. Plastic surgery, a different wardrobe, a smouldering look, have given her confidence and a new and thrilling power to attract, which she uses recklessly. Often just for the fun of it.

People are drawn to Tamara Drewe, male and female. In the remote village where her late mother lived Tamara arrives to clear up the house. Here she becomes an object of lust, of envy, the focus of unrequited love, a seductress. To the village teenagers she is 'plastic-fantastic', a role model. Ultimately, when her hot and indiscriminate glances lead to tragedy, she is seen as a man-eater, a heartless home-wrecker, a slut.

First appearing as a serial in the Guardian, in book form Tamara Drewe has been enlarged, embellished and lovingly improved by the author.

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User Review  - questbird - LibraryThing

The serenity of a comfy writers' retreat in a quiet English village is disrupted by the arrival of city hipster Tamara Drewe and her new nose-job. An interesting observational story of middle class ... Read full review

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User Review  - milti - LibraryThing

My very first graphic novel (it's true) from start to finish. I couldn't put it down. The plot and story is so simple it'd be mundane in print. But the pictures! Whoa! The story was meant to be picturised. I couldn't put it down! Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Posy Simmonds is the author of many books for adults and children, including Gemma Bovery, Lulu and the Flying Babies and Fred, the film of which was nominated for an Oscar. She has won international awards for her work, including the Grand Prix 2009 de la Critique Bande Dessiné for Tamara Drewe. Both Gemma Bovery and Tamara Drewe have been made into successful feature films. She lives in
London.

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