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BOOK OF THE MONTH

The Winter Dress

‘From a few shimmering strands of truth, Lauren Chater has spun an intriguing story of love, loss and fulfilment.’ Pip Williams, bestselling author of The Dictionary of Lost Words

THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE WINTER DRESS

Read about the true and fascinating story behind The Winter Dress

EXTRACT FROM THE WINTER DRESS

Read the first chapter from the new novel by Lauren Chater

BOOK CLUB QUESTIONS FOR THE WINTER DRESS

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