The Dressmaker's Child (Pocket Penguin)

by William Trevor | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0141022531 Global Overview for this book
Registered by STP-921375 on 6/23/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by STP-921375 on Friday, June 23, 2006
"In May 2005 Penguin will publish 70 unique titles to celebrate the company's 70th birthday. The titles in the Pocket Penguins series are emblematic of the renowned breadth of quality of the Penguin list and will hark back to Penguin founder Allen Lane's vision of good books for all'. William Trevor's The Dressmaker's Child features three stories, specially selected by the author. It includes the title story, never before published in the UK, and two stories from the award-winning collections After Rain and The Hill Bachelors."


Released 13 yrs ago (7/1/2006 UTC) at Unconvention 2006 in Birmingham, West Midlands -- Controlled Releases

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I will be taking this to the Unconvention. I hope whoever grabs it enjoys it!

Journal Entry 3 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, July 02, 2006
Thanks again pennywhistler :)

Journal Entry 4 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 16, 2007
My first Pocket Penguin of the new year and a real cracker; 3 gentle stories about people and a sense of place (rural Ireland). My favourite was ‘The Hill Bachelors’ about a young man travelling back to his home after his father dies, and the subtle pressure to take up farming the land and leave behind the prospect of a different, married, life. A lovely tale about reconciliation, families, and making choices to go backwards or forwards in ones life; and how sometimes they amount to the same thing!

I read a much-praised novel by William Trevor recently (The Story of Lucy Gault) and was a bit underwhelmed. Maybe its time to try something else by him?

Thank you PennyWhistler for sharing this with me. As discussed this will occupy a prized position in my ‘Permanent Collection’ unless, until, it moves on ;)

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