The Dressmaker, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


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Rita, living with her two aunts Nellie and Margo, is emotionally naive and withdrawn.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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Gosh after just reading the books description lower down the page, I am surprised as this isn't the book I read, the 17 year old girl didn't marry a GI at all, she was a young girl from a somewhat dysfunctional and old fashion family. She has been brought up to be emotionally retarded as she has not been allowed to be herself (a young girl) She has lived with these elderly people all her life, and does not have a clue how to act around a young man of her own age, clouding her judgment as to the young mans character. A very strange little book (it is only 150 pages long) and I can't say what I felt about it! Sad for the girl I think and angry about her upbringing, by people who really should not have had the responsibility of it.

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