Now a major motion picture starring Kate Winslet
Tilly Dunnage left her hometown of Dungatar in rural Australia under a black cloud of accusation. Years later Tilly, now a couturier for the Paris fashion houses, returns home to make amends with her mentally unstable mother. Mid-century Dungatar is a small town, and small towns have long memories. At first she wins over the suspicious locals with her extraordinary dressmaking skills. But when the eccentric townsfolk turn on Tilly for a second time, she decides to teach them a lesson and exact long-overdue revenge...
Packed with memorable characters, acid humour and luscious clothes, The Dressmaker is an irresistible gothic tale of small-town revenge.
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I'm a quarter of the way through and not sure I can be bothered to continue. I agree with the previous review - the characters are just bundled together paragraph after paragraph and it's so hard to work out who is who.
Every so often you come across a little gem but they're not worth the slog. Think I'll watch the film.