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Title:The Dressmaker
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Simon & Schuster Australia
ISBN:073181472X
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Number of Pages:496
Category:Historical fiction, Fiction, Historical, Romance, Victorian

The Dressmaker by Posie Graeme-Evans

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Dressmaker Set in s 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 one of the very few women in England who owns her own business But her life wasn t always one of such privilege .

The only surviving daughter of a Cambridge scholar turned village minister and a beautiful woman who was disowned by her family for marrying for love Ellen had a childhood plentiful in affection if not in currency and dresses made of fine silks Tragedy strikes on her thirteenth birthday when her father dies suddenly leaving Ellen and her mother penniless and dependent upon the kindness of her mother s estranged family .

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 realizes that she is with child Raoul abandons her Determined to survive she begins her long climb to success first by toiling at a dress factory then opening up her own salon in the fashionable Battle Square .

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 to destroy all that she has achieved .

i The Dressmaker i is a romantic odyssey that takes readers into the most luxurious of ballrooms and the most squalid of brothels It is the sweeping story of a true heroine and her quest to live life fully to find success love and to find herself in an era when such ideas were unheard of for a woman Brimming with romance social intrigue and rich detailed illustrations of Victorian London and its varied inhabitants i The Dressmaker i will captivate readers

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