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The Dressmaker

Beryl Bainbridge

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

This wonderful novel showing Beryl Bainbridge at her darkly comic best - out for the first time as an Abacus paperback.

Wartime Liverpool is a place of ration books and jobs in munitions factories. Rita, living with her two aunts Nellie and Margo, is emotionally naive and withdrawn. When she meets Ira, a GI, at a neighbour s party she falls in love almost as much with the idea of life as a GI bride as with the man himself. But Nellie and Margo are not so blind...

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Beryl Bainbridge

Beryl Bainbridge was one of the greatest living novelists. Author of seventeen novels, two travel books and five plays for stage and television, she was shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, and won many literary awards including the Whitbread Prize and the Author of the Year Award at the British Book Awards. She died in July 2010.

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