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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When a pretty journalist sashays into a rustic British writers' colony, men and marriages fall in her wake, and everyone behaves badly.-M.C. (See review, top right.) Read full review

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A well done mix of text and images. There are some pages of straight graphic novel but a lot of text and a mash up of newspaper clippings and email. I loved the setting and the whole idea of a writers ... 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

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