The Dressmaker: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, 1973
'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 Rita, living with her two aunts Nellie and Margo, is emotionally naive and withdrawn.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...
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