An Impact Press book

  • Published: 1 November 2019

  • ISBN: 978-1-920727-97-0

  • ISBN ePUB: 978-1-920727-96-3

  • Format: Paperback

  • AU: $29.99

  • eBook: $12.99

  • Categories: Modern and Contemporary Fiction

Also available as an ebook from Kobo, Apple or Amazon Kindle


About the Author

Christine Sykes was a volunteer at Dress for Success Sydney for over four years. She served as a Senior Public Servant for 30 years. Now retired, she enjoys the life’s simple pleasures, and is regularly involved in tap dancing, acting, painting and playing the flute. Christine lives with her partner on the south coast of Sydney.

The changing room

A story of hope, second chances and the power of female friendship

By Christine sykes

‘Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than to merely keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world’s view of us.’’ - Virginia Woolf

Anna is in her sixties with her dream job and the man to match. Claire is a forty-six-year-old philanthropist with a picture-perfect family. And then there is Molly, who has seen more strife in her twenty years than anyone should, but has more love to give than most.

When their lives are turned upside down, these women must discover how to start over. Guided by Suitability, a clothing an styling service for disadvantaged women, Anna, Claire and Molly find the courage to rebuild their lives – with a few outfit changes along the way.

Inspired by the experiences of the women behind the charity Dress for Success, The Changing Room proves that sometimes losing everything leads you towards freedom, and that hope can be found even in the unlikeliest of places.

 

COMING IN NOVEMBER


PRAISE FOR THE changing room

‘The Changing Room captures the hardships in searching for meaning and place, with warmth and without judgement. An uplifting, captivating and powerful story.’ 
ANN SHERRY, AO

‘Heart-warming and relatable, The Changing Room is a poignant read about the power of communities to change a life.’
MEGAN ETHERIDGE, OAM, FOUNDER OF DRESS FOR SUCCESS SYDNEY