Tess, giovane sarta stanca di passare le giornate a ricamare per pochi spiccioli, ha deciso di cambiare la sua vita e per ricominciare decide di imbarcarsi sul Titanic... Grazie a una piccola bugia riesce a convincere Lady Duff Gordon, famosa stilista, ad assumerla come cameriera personale. Sia Tess sia i suoi nuovi padroni si salveranno dal tragico naufragio del Titanic, ma una volta arrivati a New York verranno alla luce verità sconcertanti su quella terribile notte...
- ISBN: 8850236743
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 384
I am disappointed in this book. Despite the inherently dramatic and heart-rending disaster at the heart of the story, Alcott created a story lacking in emotion. Maybe I've been watching too much Downtown Abbey, but Tess didn't ring true at all. This young woman was raised in England and had been in
Find the enhanced version of this and other reviews at: http://flashlightcommentary.blogspot.... I have started to review Kate Alcott's The Dressmaker a hundred times and a hundred times I've thrown up my hands in frustration. Focusing on content alone makes it impossible to understand where I am com Leggi tutto
This book was a different take on the Titanic sinking. Told from the viewpoint of a young woman who wanted desperately to leave England. She was working as a cleaning lady but was very skilled in dressmaking. She arrives at the departure gate just as Lady Duff Gordon, a world renounced dressmaker, j Leggi tutto
Set in 1912, The Dressmaker tells the story of Tess Collins, an aspiring dressmaker, who manages to find a job working for the world renowned dress designer Lady Lucile Duff-Gordon as a maid while she and her husband travel to America on board the Titanic. On board the ship, Tess meets two men, one
Look at this cover!!!! It's gorgeous right? I was really expecting a romantic, titanic tale with some rich designer or something. This was pretty good, but it wasn't that.... In a nutshell this is a fictional story trying to answer why did only one life-boat go back to rescue overboard passengers from Leggi tutto
This should have been a slam-dunk for me, since I *am* a dressmaker and a hard-core Titanic enthusiast. But no. Flat, unlikable characters (the more I was obviously supposed to like them, the less I did) and the most boring retelling of an incredible story I've ever read. Couldn't even get through it Leggi tutto
The basic plot outline: Tess Collins chafes at the life as a servant, and wants to realize her true skills as a seamstress, and whilst looking for opportunities at the dock she catches the attention of Lucile Duff Gordon. Lady Lucy is minus a maid at the last minute, Tess gets the gig and before you Leggi tutto
I really liked this book even with the romance storyline; it made me want to do research on what happened after the sinking of the Titanic and to learn more about the survivors, which to me is what makes a good historical fiction book. We all know the story of the sinking of the Titanic but I for on Leggi tutto
Here is a sweet historical romance, and though it is light on realism and tends towards idyllic fiction, several slightly deeper themes make the sweetness more satisfying. It offers a refreshing middle-path between new fiction which leans towards the sadder extremes of human experience and that whic Leggi tutto
Where I got the book: audiobook from my local library. I read this book because I got into a discussion with Misfit about the likelihood of heroine Tess having a close relationship with the employer to whom she was supposed to be a maid. And then it's about the Titanic, and we really need more novels Leggi tutto
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