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The Dressmaker by Posie Graeme-Evans
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When tragic circumstances force Ellen Gowan, and her mother,Constance into Victorian London it is inevitable that this move will be fraught with danger. Ellen is a very naive character, and on the premature death of her mother, she is soon seduced by an unscrupulous man and is left pregnant and alone. However, her extraordinary skill as a dressmaker will prove to be her saviour, and will take her from despair through to glittering success.

Initially the book gets off to a slow start, the description Ellen's early life as a curates daughter in rural England is ponderous, but once the story moves to London, the story takes off and becomes a light, easy read.

I've waited a long time for another book from Posie Graeme Evans and whilst this one didn't grab my attention quite as much as her previous War of the Roses trilogy, it does reiterate her skill as a talented story teller.
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Reading Progress

October 6, 2011 – Shelved
October 10, 2011 – Started Reading
October 12, 2011 – Finished Reading

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