Sunday, 29 November 2015

The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham

"At 9:00am they stood between the dingy shelves in their Dior skirts, huge and domed in yards and yards of taffeta, their hems brushing the tops of Nugget boot polish tins and show white bottles and rattling the hanging shoe horns."

Yet another occasion where I've read the book after seeing the movie. I absolutely loved the movie with the ever luminous Kate Winslet and the oh my god could he be more gorgeous, Liam Hemsworth.In fact, it was hard to think about the contents of the book without drifting off with thoughts of a half naked Hemsworth.

The book is brim full of the dark humour so fantastically captured in the novel, it being the source material, that is hardly surprising. Tilly Dunnage returns to the home of her birth to a mad mother and a town that is hardly likely to roll out the welcome wagon. As someone who grow up in a place where they felt like a complete outsider, it is tempting to revel in Tilly's revenge ridden return.

The novel throws in conspiracy, couture, tragedy and deep secrets to great effect and it is well worth the read.

5 out of 5 women swoon at a half dressed Hemsworth.

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