Summer at Mount Hope

Rosalie’s second novel, Summer At Mount Hope, has all the originality and humour of its predecessor. It has been described as Pride and Prejudice set in rural Victoria in the 1890s.

Rosalie Ham is the author of The Dressmaker, which has sold over 200,000 copies in Australia and was made into a successful film starring Kate Winslett, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving.

Phoeba Crupp lives with her squabbling family on a small vineyard in Victoria. At their mother’s urging, sister Lilith throws herself into trying to find a husband. Phoeba resists until circumstances force her to find her own way.

Like The Dressmaker, this is a tale of big themes finding their expression in odd characters and small-town life.


‘Rosalie Ham’s second novel is as unforgettable and unputdownable as her first, the quirky The Dressmaker.’ – The Sun Herald

‘While it’s the social and romantic intrigur that carries the story, it’s Ham’s wickedly black humour and finely researched social observation that deliver the real joy of the book.’ – The Australian

‘an Austenesque cast of captivating characters … a passionate, tender story’ Australian Book Review

Book Information
ISBN: 9780992334475
Format: Paperback
Pub Date: 29/11/2016
Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Imprint: Duffy & Snellgrove, Pan Macmillan Australia
Price: $17.99