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The Dressmaker

The Dressmaker

By Beryl Bainbridge

Published by Duckworth

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 Rita, living with her two aunts Nellie and Margo, is emotionally naïve and withdrawn.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 almost as much with the idea of life as a GI bride as the man himself. But Nellie and Margo are not so blind…