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Dresses of Red and Gold

Dresses of Red and Gold

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Robin Klein

Introduction by Fiona Wood

The Melling sisters and their mother are preparing for a wedding. Cathy is to be bridesmaid and her dress is a thing of awe and beauty, but not in Cathy’s eyes—she hates the idea of being a bridesmaid. Vivienne would love to wear it, and perhaps she will.

Dresses of Red and Gold, the second book in the Melling Sisters Trilogy, is a warm and humorous story of four sisters—their rivalries and their loyalty and affection—growing up in an Australian country town in the 1940s.

Robin Klein
About the Author

Robin Klein was born 28 February 1936 in Kempsey, New South Wales into a family of nine children. Leaving school at age 15, Klein worked several jobs before becoming established as a writer, having her first story published at age 16. She would go on to write more than 40 books, including Hating Alison Ashley (adapted into a feature film...

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27 February 2017
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Friendship, growing up, rural Australia, sisters, coming of age
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‘Touching, poignant, fresh and engaging’

‘When I was young, I read it for its sweetness and the way it portrayed growing up. As an adult, I appreciate the way Klein subtly deals with gender, privilege and what it means to belong to a small community.’

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  • Dresses of Red and Gold
    ISBN: 9781925410624
    27 February 2017
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