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Read "The Dressmaker A Novel" by Rosalie Ham available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. A darkly satirical novel of love. A darkly satirical novel of love, revenge, and s haute couture—soon to be a major motion picture starring Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth After twenty. THE DRESSMAKER NOTES. 1. READING GROUP AND. TEACHER'S NOTES ON. THE. DRESSMAKER. By Rosalie Ham. D. S.
Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! She left the small Victorian town of Dungatar years before, and became an accomplished couturier in Paris. Now she earns her living making exquisite frocks for the people who drove her away when she was ten. Through the long Dungatar nights, she sits at her sewing machine, planning revenge. The Dressmaker is a modern Australian classic, much loved for its bittersweet humour. Set in the s, its subjects include haute couture, love and hate, and a cast of engagingly eccentric characters.
Anyone who has read it seems to love it, including film producer Sue Maslin. It was, and as soon as she read the novel she was hooked: I just fell in love with it immediately.
Maslin got in touch with Ham, only to find out that the film rights had already gone. Ham explained: I had ten offers on the table within weeks of the book coming out.
I selected a producer who seemed passionate about the book and determined to make it happen. In the meantime, Maslin and Ham played golf.
Maslin said: We wanted to resume our childhood friendship and golf seemed an excellent way to do it, even though we both play terrible golf. We never discussed the book. Once a year I asked politely how it was going, and that was it. Ham used the hours spent wielding golf clubs to find out more about the film industry, and eventually, when the option to the film rights expired, she turned to Maslin, who jumped at the chance.
Maslin approached US-based Australian director and writer Jocelyn Moorhouse, who had directed Proof — another drama with an ironic tinge. My son had just been diagnosed with autism, and I wanted to focus on that. So Maslin was patient. A year later she called Moorhouse and suggested a meeting as she was travelling to Los Angeles.
Moorhouse said: So she agreed to do it: But she did know that, if she could manage it, the screenplay would have the power to attract actors of the calibre of Kate Winslet and Judy Davis — they would be attracted by the complex roles.
Winslet considered the role, and since Moorhouse and Maslin were sure she was their perfect lead, they waited for her decision, which was an eventual yes. The film was financed with Winslet on board, but as they prepared for the shoot Winslet told them she was pregnant. That delayed the film for a year, which meant re- financing the project.
For publisher Michael Duffy, the film will provide new readers for the book, especially overseas where it will now be published in more than 16 territories. Has it been lucrative for the author, MC Sandy George wanted to know? But when I got the big cheque from Sue, that paid off my mortgage. Details here.
Aug 11, Minutes. 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.
Rosalie Ham is the author of three novels, including The Dressmaker, which is being adapted as a film starring Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth. More about Rosalie Ham. This is a novel of dark humor, revenge and high fashion. Blessed with an astringently unsentimental tone and a talent for creating memorably eccentric characters, Ham also possesses a confidently brisk and mischievous sense of plot.
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