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The Resource The dressmaker : a novel, Posie Graeme-Evans

The dressmaker : a novel, Posie Graeme-Evans

Label
The dressmaker : a novel
Title
The dressmaker
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Posie Graeme-Evans
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ellen Gowan is the only surviving child of a scholarly village minister and a charming girl disowned by her family when she married for love. Growing up in rural Norfolk, Ellen's childhood was poor but blessed with affection. Resilience, spirit, and one great talent will carry her far from such humble beginnings. In time, she will become the witty, celebrated, and very beautiful Madame Ellen, dressmaker to the nobility of England, the Great Six Hundred. Yet Ellen has secrets. At fifteen she falls for Raoul de Valentin, the dangerous descendant of French aristocrats. Raoul marries Ellen for her brilliance as a designer but abandons his wife when she becomes pregnant. Determined that she and her daughter will survive, Ellen begins her long climb to success. Toiling first in a clothing sweat shop, she later opens her own salon in fashionable Berkeley Square though she tells the world and her daughter - she's a widow. One single dress, a ballgown created for the enigmatic Countess of Hawksmoor, the leader of London society, transforms Ellen's fortunes, and as the years pass, business thrives. But then Raoul de Valentin returns and threatens to destroy all that Ellen has achieved. In The Dressmaker, the romance of Jane Austen, the social commentary of Charles Dickens and the very contemporary voice of Posie Graeme-Evans combine to plunge the reader deep into the opulent, sinister world of teeming Victorian England. And if the beautiful Madame Ellen is not quite what she seems, the strength of her will sees her through to the truth, and love, at last
Summary
Forced from her father's humble Norfolk vicarage, Ellen Gowan finds herself in an unforgiving London. At 15 she falls for Raoul de Valentin. Raoul marries Ellen for her brilliance as a designer but abandons his wife when she becomes pregnant. Determined that she and her daughter will survive, Ellen begins her long climb to success, enduring loss, loneliness and betrayal to become society's most talented and sought-after dressmaker to the aristocracy of Victorian England.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
369199
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.4.G73
LC item number
D74 2010
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The dressmaker : a novel, Posie Graeme-Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes reader's guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5157342
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st Atria paperback ed.
Extent
443 pages
Isbn
9780743294423
Lccn
2010013435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)535493387
Label
The dressmaker : a novel, Posie Graeme-Evans
Publication
Note
Includes reader's guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5157342
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st Atria paperback ed.
Extent
443 pages
Isbn
9780743294423
Lccn
2010013435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)535493387

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