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The Dressmaker

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, 1973

The Dressmaker by Beryl Bainbridge
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'The book I wish I'd written . . . Witty, chilling, every word in place' Hilary Mantel, Guardian

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 Rita, living with her two aunts Nellie and Margo, is emotionally naïve and withdrawn.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...

Little, Brown Book Group; September 2010
ISBN 9780748125739
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Title: The Dressmaker
Author: Beryl Bainbridge
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