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The Dressmaker

The Dressmaker

Author(s): Beryl Bainbridge

Location(s): Liverpool

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): WW2

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 Rita, living with her two aunts Nellie and Margo, is emotionally naïve and withdrawn.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

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, 1973

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