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    The Dressmaker
    The Dressmaker
    Set in 1850s London, at the height of Victoria's reign, Posie Graeme - Evans' glorious fourth historical novel tells of a woman ahead of her time. Ellen Gowan is a famous dress designer for ladies of high society and<br/>one of the very few women in England who owns her own business. But her life wasn't always one of<br/>such privilege.<br/>The only surviving daughter of a Cambridge scholar - turned village minister and a beautiful woman who was<br/>disowned by her family for marrying for love, Ellen had a childhood plentiful in affection, if not in currency<br/>and dresses made of fine silks. Tragedy strikes on her thirteenth birthday, when her father dies suddenly,<br/>leaving Ellen and her mother penniless and dependent upon the kindness of her mother's estranged family.<br/>Life takes Ellen down various roads of opulence and depravity until she lands in the arms of the devlishly handsome Raoul de Valentin, whom she marries. Just when Ellen realises that she is with child, Raoul abandons her. Determined to survive, she begins her long climb to success, first by toiling at a dress<br/>factory, then opening up her own salon in the fashionable Battle Square.<br/>Years pass, and Ellen has evolved into Madame Gowan, dress maker to royalty and the Great Six Hundred. All is truly well, until the day Raoul de Valentin unexpectedly arrives at her doorstep once more, threatening<br/>to destroy all that she has achieved.
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    AU$ 79.99

    Book Author
    Posie Graeme-Evans
    Genre Historical , Fiction
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    Simon & Schuster Australia
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