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The Dressmaker

Rachel Griffiths

Enter the world of 'The Dressmaker,' where love, fashion, and revenge collide. Tilly Dunnage returns to her small Australian town after two decades mastering the art of dressmaking in Paris. Her exceptional talent captures the attention of the townspeople, but old resentments and envy threaten to unravel everything. With revenge on her mind, Tilly sets out to exact her twisted design in the most spectacular fashion. This darkly satirical novel, brought to life by Rosalie Ham's vivid storytelling, is now a major motion picture featuring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, and more.

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Australian Small Town, Dark Secrets, and Exquisite Dresses

Are you ready to dive into a world of fashion, revenge, and small-town drama? Look no further than 'The Dressmaker,' a darkly satirical novel written by Rosalie Ham. This gripping story has now been adapted into a major motion picture, featuring an all-star cast including Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, and Hugo Weaving.

The Prodigal Dressmaker Returns

Tilly Dunnage, the protagonist of 'The Dressmaker,' spent two decades mastering the art of dressmaking in the prestigious couture houses of Paris. However, after being banished from her small Australian hometown as a child, Tilly plans to only make a brief visit to check on her sick mother before leaving again.

But fate has different plans for Tilly. She decides to stay in the town of Dungatar, despite being treated as an outcast. However, Tilly's remarkable talent for creating lush, exquisite dresses quickly captures the attention of the prim and proper women in town.

A Measure of Acceptance

Alongside her fashion business, Tilly forms an unexpected friendship with Sergeant Farrat, the town's only policeman who happens to have an unusual passion for fabrics. Additionally, Tilly's life takes a romantic turn with Teddy, the local football star, whose family is almost as despised as hers.

Despite facing resentment and envy from some quarters, Tilly's dresses continue to draw attention and admiration. However, as her designs become a source of competition and old resentments resurface, Tilly's intentions take a darker turn. She sets her sights on revenge against those who wronged her, and it promises to be a spectacle like no other.

About the Author

Rosalie Ham, the talented writer behind 'The Dressmaker,' weaves a captivating tale that combines elements of love, drama, and revenge. With her evocative storytelling, she transports readers to the 1950s, immersing them in a world of haute couture and small-town secrets. Originally published in 2015 by Penguin Audio, 'The Dressmaker' has garnered critical acclaim and a dedicated fan base. The audiobook version, narrated by a talented cast, adds an extra layer of immersion to this already compelling story.

Additional Info

Book Name: The Dressmaker
Book Format: AudiobookFormat
Authors: Rosalie Ham
Narrators: Rachel Griffiths
Genres: Literature & Fiction
Audiobook Length: 7H46M
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Language: English
Publish Date: 2015-08-11
Last Price: 14.95 USD

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is 'The Dressmaker' about?

A darkly satirical novel about love, revenge, and 1950s haute couture.

Who wrote 'The Dressmaker'?

Rosalie Ham

What is the genre of 'The Dressmaker'?

Satirical novel

What is the setting of 'The Dressmaker'?

A small Australian town

Who are the main characters in 'The Dressmaker'?

Tilly Dunnage, Sergeant Farrat, Teddy

What is Tilly Dunnage's profession?


What is the central conflict in the novel?

Tilly's plan for revenge against those who wronged her

Was 'The Dressmaker' made into a movie?

Yes, starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, and Hugo Weaving

How were the user reviews for the audiobook version?

Mixed reviews

What was one criticism of the audiobook version?

Difficult to follow due to a large cast of characters

What was one positive aspect of the audiobook version?

Clear narration and excellent pace of reading

Did the book receive positive reviews from readers?

Yes, overall positive reviews

What did readers like about the book?

The descriptive writing and unique characters

What was one negative comment about the book?

Some readers found it boring or confusing


11 reviews for this audiobook
  • Em
    Emma 29-Sep-2023

    The Dressmaker is a captivating audiobook that keeps you hooked from start to finish. Rosalie Ham's storytelling skills are truly remarkable. The way she brings the characters to life is simply brilliant. I couldn't stop listening to it!

  • Ja
    Jake 05-Oct-2023

    This audiobook is a hidden gem! Rosalie Ham weaves a tale of love, revenge, and redemption in a small Australian town. The characters are complex and the plot is full of unexpected twists. I highly recommend The Dressmaker to anyone looking for a unique and engaging story.

  • Ol
    Olivia 07-Oct-2023

    I absolutely loved The Dressmaker! Rosalie Ham's writing style is so immersive that I felt like I was transported to the small town of Dungatar. The audiobook is beautifully narrated, bringing the characters and their emotions to life. It's a must-listen for fans of historical fiction.

  • Ma
    Max 19-Oct-2023

    The Dressmaker is a masterpiece of storytelling. Rosalie Ham's attention to detail and vivid descriptions create a rich and vibrant world. The audiobook is a perfect blend of drama, humor, and mystery. You won't be able to put it down!

  • So
    Sophia 04-Nov-2023

    I was completely captivated by The Dressmaker. Rosalie Ham's ability to create complex and flawed characters is incredible. The audiobook is a rollercoaster of emotions, keeping you on the edge of your seat until the very end. I highly recommend it!

  • Av
    Ava 14-Nov-2023

    The Dressmaker is a unique and unforgettable audiobook. Rosalie Ham's storytelling transports you to a different time and place. The characters are unforgettable and their journey is both heartbreaking and inspiring. I couldn't stop listening!

  • Be
    Ben 20-Nov-2023

    Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker is a true work of art. The audiobook is beautifully written and expertly narrated. The story is filled with twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end. I highly recommend it!

  • Em
    Emily 04-Dec-2023

    The Dressmaker is a gripping and beautifully narrated audiobook. Rosalie Ham's attention to detail and vivid imagery make the story come alive. The characters are wonderfully complex and their development is truly remarkable. It's a must-listen for any book lover!

  • No
    Noah 05-Jan-2024

    I was completely enthralled by The Dressmaker. Rosalie Ham's storytelling is masterful and the audiobook is expertly narrated. The characters are so well-developed and the plot twists are unexpected. I couldn't get enough of this captivating story!

  • Li
    Lily 08-Mar-2024

    The Dressmaker is a phenomenal audiobook that will leave you wanting more. Rosalie Ham's writing is so vivid and descriptive, it's like watching a movie in your mind. The characters are multi-dimensional and their stories are deeply captivating. Highly recommend!

  • Os
    Oscar 18-Mar-2024

    The Dressmaker is a brilliant audiobook that will keep you entertained from the very first chapter. Rosalie Ham's writing is filled with wit, humor, and charm. The characters are engaging and their stories will resonate with you long after you finish listening.

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