Atmospheric, authentic and utterly absorbing - this spirited historical novel will have titanic appeal to lovers of The Postmistress, My Last Duchess and The Kashmir Shawl.
Tess, an aspiring seamstress, is stunned at her luck when the famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon hires her to be a personal maid on the Titanic's doomed voyage. When disaster strikes, Tess is one of the last people allowed on a lifeboat - her employer also survives. On dry land, savage rumours about the survivors begin to circulate: did Lady Duff Gordon save herself at the expense of others? Suddenly Tess finds herself torn between loyalty to the fiery woman who could help her realise her dream of becoming a skilled dressmaker and the devastating truth that her mentor may not be all she seems.
Authentic and honest, THE DRESSMAKER is a compelling and vivid story that will have you holding your breath until the last page.