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A brilliant graphic novel inspired by Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd by the author of the widely acclaimed Gemma Bovery

Tamara Drewe has transformed herself. Plastic surgery, a different wardrobe, a smouldering look, have given her confidence and a new and thrilling power to attract, which she uses recklessly. Often just for the fun of it.

People are drawn to Tamara Drewe, male and female. In the remote village where her late mother lived Tamara arrives to clear up the house. Here she becomes an object of lust, of envy, the focus of unrequited love, a seductress. To the village teenagers she is ‘plastic-fantastic’, a role model. Ultimately, when her hot and indiscriminate glances lead to tragedy, she is seen as a man-eater and a heartless marriage wrecker.

First appearing as a serial in the Guardian, in book form Tamara Drewe has been enlarged, embellished and lovingly improved by the author.

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780224078177

    September 15, 2009

    Jonathan Cape

    136 pages

    RRP $39.99

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