Tamara Drewe

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Jonathan Cape, 2007 - 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  - Helena RD - Goodreads

I don't know what I was expected when I picked this up from my library shelf. I have seen "Gemma Bovary" and was surprised to find that Posy Simmonds wrote the comic book of that. I was pleasantly ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jacobi - Goodreads

This book was really well done, and probably the first time I've ever read a graphic novel with prose that I didn't mind reading. This follows a bunch of desperate, sad, depressing, and pathetic ... Read full review


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Tamara Drewewas awarded the Grand Prix 2009 de la Critique Bande Dessiné.

Posy Simmonds is the author of many books for adults and children, includingGemma Bovery,Lulu and the Flying BabiesandFred, the film of which was nominated for an Oscar. She has contributed a series of weekly cartoon strips to theGuardiansince 1977, and has won international awards for her work. She lives in London.

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