Welcome to the official website of Mary Chamberlain, novelist and historian, author of the international best-seller, THE DRESSMAKER OF DACHAU (UK) / THE DRESSMAKER’S WAR (USA). Published in the UK in 2015, and in the USA in 2016, it has now sold worldwide to 19 countries. Her second novel, THE HIDDEN, was published by Oneworld in February 2019 and was a Sunday Times MUST READ choice of the best recent books. Her latest novel, THE FORGOTTEN, was published by Oneworld in September 2021, and was also a Sunday Times pick of the best historical fiction. Her next novel, THE LIE, will be published by Oneworld in July 2023.
Mary Chamberlain’s first book, the highly acclaimed FENWOMEN: A PORTRAIT OF WOMEN IN AN ENGLISH VILLAGE, was the first to be published by Virago Press in 1975, and was the inspiration for Caryl Churchill’s award winning play Fen.
You can find out more on her novels, and on all her non-fiction work, as well as reading blogs and other articles by following the links on the website.
We hope you enjoy it.