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The Dressmaker

Bainbridge, Beryl

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ISBN 10: 0140156992 / ISBN 13: 9780140156997
Editorial: Penguin, London, 1992
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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Used book. Orange pb covers.Slight tanning to page edges.152pps. This book is signed by the author with an inscription tp previous owner 'To Angela with Best wishes Beryl Bainbridge'. Wartime Liverpool is a place of ration books and jobs in Munitions factories. Rita, living with her two aunts Nellie & Margo, is emotionally naive & withdrawn.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'. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 3004

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Título: The Dressmaker

Editorial: Penguin, London

Año de publicación: 1992

Encuadernación: Soft Cover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Edición: First Thus. 2nd Imp.

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"Like the better Hitchcock films Miss Bainbridge suggests a claustrophobic horror - An impressive, haunting book." SNUDAY TIMES If Liverpool, 1944, was grim for Rita and her two aunts Nellie and Margo, Rita knew that life in America was gay and rich - she'd seen it all in the films. So when her G.I. came to call, she was sure that love and escape had come at last. But Nellie, who slaved for them all, kept the town in clothes, knew different: the boy would have to go. And in the end, it wasn't really her fault...

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English actor and audiobook reader Jacqueline King performs this thickly British story with the skill necessary to enliven five distinct characters and stitch them all together through the lucid prose of the novel's guiding narrator. In that the story is beautifully constructed to begin with, the listener is in for a fine artistic experience. The setting is Liverpool, 1944. The war pressures naïve teenaged Rita to dream beyond the fortified shores of her own country. The town is full of Yanks who come from the land of Hollywood. Rita claims one for herself, but her two aunts, who have raised her, see more and less in him than Rita suspects. The ending is inspired and in itself gives reason why this book was runner-up for the Booker Prize. The recording quality is hissy (muffled with Dolby), but it strangely adds to the atmosphere if one knows how radios used to sound during those dark, uncertain days. P.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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