The Dressmaker

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Duffy & Snellgrove, 2000 - Country life - 296 pages
Rosalie Ham's heroine, Tilly, returns to the provincial town of her childhood with the skills and wisdom of a world traveller. Harbouring hurt memories from long ago, she weaves her own special magic, just as she creates wearable art for the ignorant townies. As Rosalie Ham's first novel unfolds, the reader can see, smell and move through Tilly's jumbled and dusty hometown of Dungatar. Who will die, who will live? Who is marked for life?

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User Review  - elizabethcfelt - LibraryThing

Tillie Dunnage returns to her small, rural Australian town to care for her mentally ill mother. Something mysterious happened many years ago that make the residents of Dungatar loathe Tillie. She is ... Read full review

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User Review  - astridnr - LibraryThing

This one was definitely not my cup of tea, and I certainly hope the movie is more enjoyable than the book. I found it very difficult to stay focused while reading. Was wondering if it was the writer's ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Rosalie Ham is the author of The Dressmaker, Summer at Mount Hope and There Should be More Dancing. Her novels are described as having fresh, unusual and entertaining ideas and have sold over 75,000 copies. Rosalie was born and raised in Jerilderie, NSW and now lives in Melbourne. She holds a Master of Arts in Creative Writing and teaches literature.

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