March 2016’s choice is…

The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham

After twenty years spent mastering the art of dressmaking at couture houses in Paris, Myrtle “Tilly” Dunnage returns to the small Australian town she was banished from as a child. She plans only to check on her ailing mother and leave. But Tilly decides to stay, and though she is still an outcast, her lush, exquisite dresses prove irresistible to the prim women of Dungatar. Through her fashion business, her friendship with Sergeant Farrat—the town’s only policeman, who harbors an unusual passion for fabrics—and a budding romance with Teddy, the local football star whose family is almost as reviled as hers, she finds a measure of grudging acceptance.

But as her dresses begin to arouse competition and envy in town, causing old resentments to surface, it becomes clear that Tilly’s mind is set on a darker design: exacting revenge on those who wronged her, in the most spectacular fashion.

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Welcome…

Welcome to the Manchester Book Club website. Here you can find out all about the book group hosted by blogger and book lover Lucy of Literary Relish (that doesn’t mean you have to be a blogger or reviewer to join) with the aim to read and discuss all things bookish with some nibbles, a coffee or a glass of something. The Manchester Book Club meet on the first Tuesday of every month in a venue in the heart of the city.

To register your interest and find out the venue details please email bookclubmanchester@gmail.com