He deserved to be miserable, alone and a doormat. If you're into high fashion you might find this interesting but I can't imagine anyone else thinking it is worth the time. A talented dressmaker in his 40s, Claude has begun to develop a clientele of Parisian society women. And, despite his ex-wife's protests, he refuses to be lured by the promise of the Parisian fashion industry. In any event, Lebrais was the male version of Claud's wife: verbal, pushy, condescending and manipulative. But one afternoon a woman arrives who shatters his composure: Valentine de Verlay is charming, beautiful, a lady of society, and, of course, engaged. Claude, the tailor, designs a wedding dress for Valentine who is to be wed to her longtime friend and love Victor.
As Valentine's wedding approaches, Claude finds it impossible to keep a safe distance, and everything he's come to rely on in his small, focused life looks ready to collapse. She is a descendant of the Scottish author Samuel Smiles. . The most elegant women in Paris regularly undertake the pilgrimage to the cobbled village of Senlis to be charmed by the tailor in his cluttered studio by the century-old apple tree. Oberbeck is a graduate of the Hewitt School and Brown University. The Dressmaker is a wonderful debut. Claude, forty-six years old, devoted to his work, and long since deserted by his wife, finds himself smitten.
B46D74 2006 Dewey Decimal 813. The words flowed well and she uses great descriptions. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. About this Item: Henry Holt and Co. About this Item: Henry Holt and Co. I guess the cover made me anticipate for better than I eventually got. A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition.
Also, the romance seemed to be based on a very superficial attraction how she looked, what she looked good in, what she was wearing. I wish I could remember where I saw the review because I wouldn't follow that reviewer's advice ever again. About this Item: Henry Holt and Co. Claude, forty-six years old, devoted to his work, and long since deserted by his wife, finds himself smitten. Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2006, review of The Dressmaker, p.
Claude and Valentine have an affair but Claude falls madly in love while Valentine loves him however more as a dear friend than a lover. Claude can take a measurement at a glance, stores everything in his head, and fashions each dress by hand. But what makes The Dressmaker so utterly irresistible is her hero, the ardent and pure hearted Claude. First Edition - may be Reissue. The Dressmaker is a delight' Margot Livesey 'Shimmers with invention. Characters are undeveloped and not at all likeable. The best man was John F.
Claude in particular is whiny and complaining. Claude and Valentine couple early on, but, despite being in love with Claude, Valentine stays on track for the marriage to Victor. The best part about this book is the cover. One who makes a dress that suits the person and beings their special attributes to life. Never mind that I love books about Paris and provincial France this one offers glimpses into both ; the characters are so alive that I wish I could spend an afternoon with them in a cafe eating croissants. Some time ago I read a review in a magazine and wrote the title down in anticipation of a future trip to the library.
. The thing that carried this book for me was the theme of sewing and the creation of original garments. As Valentines wedding approaches, his commitment to her dress makes it impossible for Claude to keep a safe distance, and everything hes come to rely on in his small, focused life looks ready to collapse. If you're into high fashion you might find this interesting but I can't imagine anyone else thinking it is worth the time. Other than the the main character's nephews, I really couldn't even generate any feeling or compass Some time ago I read a review in a magazine and wrote the title down in anticipation of a future trip to the library.
May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. I do love a good book that gives even a glimpse into a passionately artistic job that is foreign to me. The center of the story was very frustrating. After he hits Claude in a jealous rage, Claude realizes he has no future with Valentine. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket if applicable included for hard covers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.
A rerved provincial dressmaker falls head over heels in love- with a woman who hired him to design her wedding dress. There was definitely too much discussion and description of high fashion for my taste. From first to last The Dressmaker is a delight. The Dressmaker is a perfect gem of a novel, an enchanting portrait of another world, and, above all, a sly and irresistible love story. He is too old change and certainly too old to fall in love: his only passion is his studio.