Have you heard the news? The Dressmaker is about to get a sequel! Rosalie Ham, the amazing writer behind the modern Australian classic, is working on a follow-up set in 1953, the year of the young Queen Elizabeth’s coronation. Titled The Dressmaker’s Secret, the sequel moves between the Victorian town of Dungatar and fashionable Melbourne.
If you’ve somehow missed the original book and film, or watched the movie but not read the source material, don’t worry! We are gifting the first three chapters of The Dressmaker for FREE below!
The Dressmaker follows Tilly Dunnage, who has come home to her tiny country hometown to care for her mother. The now accomplished Parisian courtier, Tilly starts making money creating beautiful frocks for the unfriendly townsfolk of Dungatar. However, having driven her away years previously, Tilly spends most of her time planning revenge on the residents. Rosalie’s novel is full of dark humour, haute couture and eccentric country-dwelling neighbours.
After the event that originally shunned her from Dungatar and her ongoing bad luck, Tilly is certain she’s cursed. Follow Tilly as she learns about Dungatar’s secrets, discovers who she is and finally, as she exacts her revenge. In conclusion, this Australian gothic is the thrill you need to keep yourself well-read and entertained.
Read the first three chapters here!
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