[The Dressmaker [BOOK] Free Read DOC AUTHOR Rosalie Ham



10 thoughts on “The Dressmaker

  1. says:

    After twenty years Tilly Dunnage returns to Dungatar the small Australian town she grew up in to visit her ill mother Returning brings up memories of her unhappy childhood and the tragic accident which resulted in her leavin

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    4★A strange story indeed uirky characters in what appears to be a typical very small country town in Victoria Tilly Myrtle has returned from The Big Wide World to take care of her mother Mad Molly Dunnage She arrives one night at the train station with her bags and Singer sewing machine and the only character I liked Sergeant Farrat drives her home to the smelly house on The Hill by the tipTilly was bullied at school

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    25 starsLoved the idea but not the execution it was hard to keep track of all the characters sometimes and they weren't portrayed in a flattering way An air of prejudice and bitterness hangs over alot of the town and it made me want to shake the people thereThe plot moved slowly but methodically it had its interesting points but mos

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    What a delicious book I loved the dark humour of this Australian novel The characters in the small down of Dungatar are so awful th

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    The Dressmaker was undoubtedly the surprise of the yearFrom the blurb A darkly satirical novel of love revenge and 1950s haute couture Myrtle and Molly Dunnage were the outcasts in Dungatar Australia Paying for other people's sins were like it but the town did not find it difficult to make these two people the culprits of

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    25★sWhen Tilly Dunnage returned after twenty years to Dungatar the small Australian town she used to call home she knew she would be shunned by the same people who had banished her as a child She needed to check on the welfare of

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    The premise of this book is good; however the novel involves too many characters and too many plots Really struggled to get

  8. says:

    An interesting book for sure I was initially intrigued about it when I learned Kate Winslet and a Hemsworth wer

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    what a hoot what a period piece it's a slice of 1950s country town Australia which makes it a slice of pavlova you'll slap t

  10. says:

    This book was chosen by a local book club I'm part of and had very mixed reviews from the group Some really enjoyed loving the uirkiness of the prose and the characters but some found the story a little dull A complaint from a few w

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Summary ¶ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Rosalie Ham

A darkly satirical novel of love revenge and 1950s haute couture now a major motion picture starring Kate Winslet Judy Davis Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving After twenty years spent mastering the art of dressmaking at couture houses in Paris Tilly Dunnage returns to the small Australian town she was banished from as a child She plans only to After twenty years Tilly Dunnage returns to Dungatar the small Australian town she grew up in to visit her ill mother Returning brings up memories of her unhappy childhood and the tragic accident which resulted in her leaving Dungatar as a child Trained as a dressmaker at the couture houses of Paris Tilly s beautiful gowns entice the prim and judgemental women of Dungatar and she becomes grudgingly accepted until another accident causes the townspeople to turn on her The thing I disliked most about this book was the malicious way the author portrayed her characters Stereotypes abound the blowsy barmade sexually frustrated spinster the overbearing mother in law the nosey neighbour etc Ham takes great delight in detailing people s physical failings in great and sometimes uite crass detail In contrast Tilly is almost saintly in her sophistication and suffering with her alabaster skin abundant hair and gorgeous figure The result is a large cast of extremely two dimensional characters who are so grotesue that it s difficult to care what happens to them The premise of the book a woman returns to the town where she grew up unhappily in to confront past demons is an interesting one but here it seems like a childish dream the kind of one where you go back to high school and show everybody who was mean to you how cool you are now and then punish them all There s no exploration of why the townspeople are so unhappy no understanding just sordid little secrets The melodramatic plot twists and turns and I just really wanted it to end Tedious

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The local football star whose family is almost as reviled as hers she finds a measure of grudging acceptance But as her dresses begin to arouse competition and envy in town causing old resentments to surface it becomes clear that Tilly’s mind is set on a darker design exacting revenge on those who wronged her in the most spectacular fashio An interesting book for sure I was initially intrigued about it when I learned Kate Winslet and a Hemsworth were going to be in the film adaptation But I really hope the film changes some aspects of the story because when I got to a certain plot point I wanted to throw the book across the room I was so upset I love the idea of this awful little Australian town and all its oddball characters that Tilly returns to But I struggled to follow all the characters and understand Tilly s motivations when they are revealed it seemed rushed and not terribly convincing I feel like could have been done to flesh out the story and characters and make them distinctive And I would have appreciated a little better resolution in the end It didn t uite sit right with me But I still enjoyed the experience of reading the book overall and look forward to seeing how it translates to the screen

Summary ¶ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Rosalie Ham

Check on her ailing mother and leave But Tilly decides to stay and though she is still an outcast her lush exuisite dresses prove irresistible to the prim women of Dungatar Through her fashion business her friendship with Sergeant Farrat the town’s only policeman who harbors an unusual passion for fabrics and a budding romance with Teddy 25 sWhen Tilly Dunnage returned after twenty years to Dungatar the small Australian town she used to call home she knew she would be shunned by the same people who had banished her as a child She needed to check on the welfare of her mother and then she would leave again Tilly had been trained as a dressmaker in Paris her skill was second to none but that would mean nothing to the bitter and vengeful women of the townTilly s mother Molly was in a dreadful state demented and filthy Tilly was shocked at the state of the home But hard work had never worried Tilly she set herself the task of righting the house the garden and most importantly her mother And she decided to stay in Dungatar much to the disgust of the folk of the town Sergeant Farrat picked up his earlier friendship with Tilly and while she rebuffed Teddy his stubbornness kept him by her sideAs the women saw the evidence of Tilly s skill they were bemused But they also wanted to own beautiful dresses and so the competition to be the best dressed began Rivalry and resentment were rife in the town whatever would happen next The Dressmaker by Aussie author Rosalie Ham wasn t at all like I expected I was shocked at the unexpectedly crude and graphic descriptions in certain parts of the book and I still have no idea why they were there To my mind they didn t add to the story in fact for me it s uite the opposite Yet in other places it was uite humerous So I m sorry to say I didn t like the book and was really disappointed skimming through sections to reach the end