Duffy & Snellgrove
The Dressmaker is an Australian gothic novel of love, hate and haute couture. Sometime in the 1950s, Tilly Dunnage, a Paris couturier, returns to her home town of Dungatar having been expelled as a ten year old. Her intention is to visit her mad mother Molly then leave. Instead, she stays, colliding with her past and exacting revenge upon the people who pilloried her. When she does depart, she leaves behind a town ruined, and another past to flee.
Rosalie Ham’s first novel, The Dressmaker has now been made into a film starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving.
Finalist, State Library of Victoria’s Most Popular Novel (2007)
Shortlisted, The Christina Stead Prize for Fiction (2001)
Shortlisted, Book of the Year Award – Booksellers Association (2001)
Featured, CAE Book Club List
Prescribed, VCE Literature List
Bestseller, The Age Fiction List