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The Last Days of the National Costume
Author: Anne Kennedy

ISBN: 9781743313862
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1 July 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 3.1
Narrated by one of the funniest, wisest literary observers of all time this is a brilliant, charming and heartwarming novel about illicit love, sewing, blackouts and Belfast.

In a minute she'd beg me to do anything I could to save the garment. That's what they always did. Begged and pleaded. There was usually a lover involved, and a cheated-upon spouse. I, as the mender, would be saving their life. People had actually said I was worth my weight in gold . . .

But it wasn't my skill the clients were grateful for. No. It was my collusion. What lies are worth: their weight in gold.

You'd think that mending clothes would be an uneventful, uncomplicated occupation. No drama, no unnecessary explanations, no personal involvement. But people love to talk, and as they make their excuses to GoGo Sligo, of Megan Sligo Mending and Alterations, they reveal the holes in their stories as well. It doesn't take long for GoGo to get to the truth behind the rips and tears they've brought her to fix.

As GoGo listens and sews, she realises she is also helping h...

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