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The Dress
The Dress: A glamorous, gripping, romantic novel by Kate Kerrigan

'Glamorous, gripping and moving. I just loved it' MARIAN KEYES.

Joy is beautiful, but she has a secret fear. Although she is the toast of 1950s New York Society, with everything money can buy, she is afraid that one day her beauty will fade and she will lose the love of her glamorous husband.

Honor is a young seamstress, who has been working her fingers to the bone with little reward, but her luck is about to change. For her 30th birthday, Joy commissions Honor to create the the most dazzling dress ever seen.

Lily has always loved vintage clothes. Thousands follow her fashion blog. One day she stumbles upon an article about a legendary evening dress, created in the 1950s, but now lost to history. She knows that she must find out more.

What Lily uncovers is a story of glamour, friendship and love betrayed. The story of two women, one ruthless man – and a dress so sublime, nothing in couture would ever match it again.

Head of Zeus * Fiction
01 Jul 2015 * 448pp * £3.49 * 9781784082376
'I ADORED The Dress ... an enthralling story ... Unputdownable ... Her writing shines in this gem of a novel'
Cathy Kelly
'Mesmerising and moving. Just beautiful'
Cecelia Ahern
'Glamorous, gripping and moving. I just loved it'
Marian Keyes
'I loved this glamorous and lusciously romantic novel, which ping-pongs between Fifties New York and London's contemporary fashion world. Packed with great characters, gorgeous settings and glorious atmosphere, it's Angela's ashes meets Jacqueline Susann by way of Bridget Jones. I was in floods at the end. Irresistible'
Wendy Holden, Daily Mail
'An endearing story about three generations of women whose lives are intertwined by The Dress'
Candis Magazine
'From the bright lights of 1950s New York to fast-paced, present-day London, the interwoven narratives and beautifully realised characterisation make for a captivating read'
The Lady
'Combines fashion and one's search for love beautifully in a tale that spans generations ... Recommended for those who love stories that dig to a level deeper than mere romance to explore human relationships and family legacies'
Cindy Thomson, author of the Ellis Island series
'A delicious way to pass the time. It's a perfect page-turner for the summer holiday, so my advice would be don't leave home without it'
Irish Independent
'Unlike many books about the fashion world, high on excitement at the glamorous setting, The Dress has none of this breathlessness. The writing is grounded in human drama, with the fashion element written about lovingly in terms of craftsmanship of couture, or realistically, in the case of Lily's travails in today's corporate fashion world ... an engaging read'
Sunday Independent
Kate Kerrigan
Kate Kerrigan
Kate Kerrigan is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels have been translated into fifteen languages. Kate worked as an editor and journalist, editing many of Britain's most successful young women's magazines before returning to her native Ireland in the 1990s to edit Irish Tatler. She has a weekly column in the Irish edition of the Daily Mail and contributes regularly to the RTÉ Radio programme Sunday Miscellany. @katekerrigan
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