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The dressmaker of Dachau / Mary Chamberlain.

The dressmaker of Dachau / Mary Chamberlain.
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ISBN 9780007591534 (paperback)
Author Chamberlain, Mary, 1947- author.
Title The dressmaker of Dachau / Mary Chamberlain.
Publisher/Date London The Borough Press, 2015.
Pagination etc. 329 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Note Spanning the intense years of war, The Dressmaker of Dachau is a dramatic tale of love, conflict, betrayal and survival. It is the compelling story of one young woman's resolve to endure and of the choices she must make at every turn - choices which will contain truths she must confront. London, spring 1939. Eighteen-year-old Ada Vaughan, a beautiful and ambitious seamstress, has just started work for a modiste in Dover Street. A career in couture is hers for the taking ? she has the skill and the drive ? if only she can break free from the dreariness of family life in Lambeth.A chance meeting with the enigmatic Stanislaus von Lieben catapults Ada into a world of glamour and romance. When he suggests a trip to Paris, Ada is blind to all the warnings of war on the continent: this is her chance for a new start. Anticipation turns to despair when war is declared and the two are trapped in France. After the Nazis invade, Stanislaus abandons her. Ada is taken prisoner and forced to survive the only way she knows how: by being a dressmaker. It is a decision which will haunt her during the war and its devastating aftermath.
Subject Concentration camps -- Germany -- Fiction
Women dressmakers -- Fiction
Historical fiction.
Shelf Location F CHAM
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