Giveaway: The Dressmaker

A darkly satirical novel of love, revenge, and 1950s haute couture—soon to be a major motion picture starring Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth

After twenty years spent mastering the art of dressmaking at couture houses in Paris, Tilly Dunnage returns to the small Australian town she was banished from as a child. She plans only to check on her ailing mother and leave. But Tilly decides to stay, and though she is still an outcast, her lush, exquisite dresses prove irresistible to the prim women of Dungatar. Through her fashion business, her friendship with Sergeant Farrat—the town’s only policeman, who harbors an unusual passion for fabrics—and a budding romance with Teddy, the local football star whose family is almost as reviled as hers, she finds a measure of grudging acceptance. But as her dresses begin to arouse competition and envy in town, causing old resentments to surface, it becomes clear that Tilly’s mind is set on a darker design: exacting revenge on those who wronged her, in the most spectacular fashion.

Thanks to Penguin/Random House, I have a paperback copy to give away to a lucky reader. You must be at least 13 years old to enter the giveaway. Please read our giveaway policy before entering.


  1. Thanks for this captivating and wonderful feature and giveaway. I have a dress which I wear for special occasions, dressy but subdued which I love. It reminds me of the swing dresses from the 1950's which I adore. The soft cotton material, lavender color and a perfect wide black leather belt with dots all over. It brings me back to another era which I loved. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. In fact, I don't wear dresses at all but I do have a favorite summer shirt. All cotton, kind of a subdued medium green with some large pale gold and pale green leaves in the pattern. Very comfortable and I think it looks good. Thanks


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