The Winter Dress
ANZ → Simon & Schuster
Based on the discovery of a real shipwreck, The Winter Dress explores the fine line between passion and obsession.
Anna Tesselgevaar is a celebrated poet living in 17th century Amsterdam. When her father dies, Anna escapes to The Hague where she offers poetry lessons to the offspring of exiled English courtiers, including those of Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen.
Four hundred years later, Jo Bakker is helping identify artefacts found by an amateur diving club - including a miraculously preserved silk dress. Jo is drawn to the dress, until past and present begin to merge. Jo must confront the dark secret in her family’s past and uncover the truth of Sara Schumann’s fate.