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She's back!

The number 1 bestselling novel continues . . .

Now it is 1953 and the fashion pages are awash with royal fever. The young queen's coronation means a season of society balls and a rush to reproduce the latest styles of the Houses of Dior, Valentino and Balenciaga. Why, then, is the best dressmaker in Melbourne squandering her talents in a second-rate Collins Street salon? From whom, or what, is she hiding?

Glamorous, blackly funny and full of unforgettable characters, The Dressmaker's Secret returns to Rosalie Ham's iconic vision of 1950s Australia.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760986117
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 01/07/2021
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Imprint: Picador Australia
  • Pages: 384
  • Price: $19.99

She's back!

The number 1 bestselling novel continues . . .

Now it is 1953 and the fashion pages are awash with royal fever. The young queen's coronation means a season of society balls and a rush to reproduce the latest styles of the Houses of Dior, Valentino and Balenciaga. Why, then, is the best dressmaker in Melbourne squandering her talents in a second-rate Collins Street salon? From whom, or what, is she hiding?

Glamorous, blackly funny and full of unforgettable characters, The Dressmaker's Secret returns to Rosalie Ham's iconic vision of 1950s Australia.

Author Information

Rosalie Ham is the author of four previous books, including the bestselling novels The Year of the Farmer and The Dressmaker, now an award-winning film starring Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Judy Davis and Hugo Weaving. Rosalie was born and raised in Jerilderie, New South Wales, where her family still farm, and now lives in Melbourne, Australia. She holds a master of arts in creative writing and teaches literature.

AUTHOR EVENTS

19 June 2021

In her debut novel, The Dressmaker, Rosalie Ham introduced the world to the outback town Dungatar with its eccentric residents, petty politics and haute couture through the wonderful character, Tilly Dunnage. It became an international bestseller and its reputation cemented with the release of the film of the same name. But what happened to Tilly after she left town remained an unanswered question. That is, until last year with the release of The Dressmaker's Secret. Find out why Rosalie Ham wrote a sequel to her famous book, what challenges that posed and why she thinks these characters have lived on in readers' memories

11:30 AM

Ulladulla Civic Centre
81B Princes Highway Ulladulla NSW 2539 Website



19 June 2021

Film Night: The Dressmaker It is incredible but true that the woman who wrote the international bestselling novel The Dressmaker grew up in the same town as the woman who would go on to turn it into an international award-winning hit film. Best friends Rosalie Ham and Sue Maslin grew up in the tiny town of Jerilderie in the southern Riverina region (population 1,029.) Frock up, grab a glass of bubbles and join Rosalie and Sue for this very special screening of The Dressmakers followed by a discussion about turning novels into films and find out which one they think is better, the book or the film?

6:30 PM

Arcadia Twin Cinemas
Boree Street Ulladulla NSW 2539 Website



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