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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 The Dressmaker
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'Big girls in 19th-century England don't cry in Graeme-Evans's light tale about a plucky heroine who endures a series of harsh trials on her way to becoming London's leading dressmaker.

'Things start to go south for curate's daughter Ellen Gowan on her 13th birthday, when the dress Connie, her mother, makes her, entices one of her father's students to steal a kiss. Scandal and ruination seem imminent when her father dies, forcing mother and daughter to seek refuge with Connie's sister, who lives in terror of her baronet husband. There, Ellen's friendship with her cousin, Oriana, blossoms, until once again a young man stirs trouble, and Connie and Ellen land in London, where Connie succumbs to illness and Ellen marries a cad who leaves her pregnant and alone.

'But with a little help from friends, family, and unlikely sources, Ellen becomes the go-to creator of "all manner of finery" for England's most prominent families.' (Trove)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Simon and Schuster Australia , 2010 .
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      Extent: 449p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: October 2010.
      ISBN: 9780731814725 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

At the Helm Tassie Style Penny Mcleod , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 2 July 2016; (p. 19)
Victorian Tale Stitched Together, with Some Loose Ends Eleanor Limprecht , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 12 December 2010; (p. 9)

— Review of The Dressmaker Posie Graeme-Evans , 2010 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 December 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Seer of Sevenwaters Juliet Marillier , 2010 single work novel ; The Dressmaker Posie Graeme-Evans , 2010 single work novel
Heroes Welcome Jane Scott , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 24 - 30 November no. 811 2010; (p. 29)
Off the Shelf : Fiction Dianne Dempsey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 November 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of The Dressmaker Posie Graeme-Evans , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Kate Cuthbert , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 90 no. 3 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of The Dressmaker Posie Graeme-Evans , 2010 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Dianne Dempsey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 November 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of The Dressmaker Posie Graeme-Evans , 2010 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 December 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Seer of Sevenwaters Juliet Marillier , 2010 single work novel ; The Dressmaker Posie Graeme-Evans , 2010 single work novel
Victorian Tale Stitched Together, with Some Loose Ends Eleanor Limprecht , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 12 December 2010; (p. 9)

— Review of The Dressmaker Posie Graeme-Evans , 2010 single work novel
Heroes Welcome Jane Scott , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 24 - 30 November no. 811 2010; (p. 29)
At the Helm Tassie Style Penny Mcleod , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 2 July 2016; (p. 19)
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    England,
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1800-1899
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