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The dressmaker's war [electronic resource] : A Novel. Mary Chamberlain.

Chamberlain, Mary. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780812997385 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2016.

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Summary, etc.: For readers of Amy Bloom, Sarah Waters, and Anthony Doerr, The Dressmaker's War is the story of a brilliant English seamstress taken prisoner in Germany during World War II: about her perseverance, the choices she makes to stay alive, and the haunting aftermath of war. London, 1939. Ada Vaughan is a young working-class woman with an unusual skill for dressmaking who dreams of opening her own atelier. When she meets Stanislaus von Lieben, a Hungarian aristocrat, a new, better life seems to arrive. Stanislaus sweeps Ada off her feet and brings her to Paris. But when war breaks out and Stanislaus vanishes, Ada is abandoned and alone, trapped on an increasingly dangerous continent. Taken prisoner by the Germans, Ada does everything she can to survive. In the bleak horror of wartime Germany, Ada's skill for creating beauty and glamour is the one thing that keeps her safe. But after the war, attempting to rebuild her life in London, Ada finds that no one...
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Subject: Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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