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Natasha Lester
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The Paris Seamstress

Natasha Lester


9780733640001

Hachette Australia


Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


Paperback

448 pages

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How much will a young Parisian seamstress sacrifice to make her mark in the male-dominated world of 1940s New York fashion? From the bestselling author of A KISS FROM MR FITZGERALD and HER MOTHER'S SECRET.

1940. Parisian seamstress Estella Bissette is forced to flee France as the Germans advance. She is bound for Manhattan with a few francs, one suitcase, her sewing machine and a dream: to have her own atelier.

2015. Australian curator Fabienne Bissette journeys to the annual Met Gala for an exhibition of her beloved grandmother's work - one of the world's leading designers of ready-to-wear clothing. But as Fabienne learns more about her grandmother's past, she uncovers a story of tragedy, heartbreak and secrets - and the sacrifices made for love.

Crossing generations, society's boundaries and international turmoil, THE PARIS SEAMSTRESS is the beguiling, transporting story of the special relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter as they attempt to heal the heartache of the past.

 
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By:   Natasha Lester
Imprint:   Hachette Australia
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 237mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 35mm
Weight:   560g
ISBN:   9780733640001
ISBN 10:   0733640001
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   March 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Natasha Lester worked as a marketing executive for cosmetic company L'Oreal, managing the Maybelline brand, before returning to university to study creative writing. She completed a Master of Creative Arts as well as her first novel, What Is Left Over, After, which won the T.A.G. Hungerford Award for Fiction. Her second novel, If I Should Lose You, was published in 2012, followed by A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald in 2016 and Her Mother's Secret in 2017. The Age described Natasha as a remarkable Australian talent and her work has been published in numerous anthologies and journals. In her spare time Natasha loves to teach writing, is a sought after public speaker and can often be found playing dress-ups with her three children. She lives in Perth. For all the latest news from Natasha, visit www.natashalester.com.au, follow her on Twitter @Natasha_Lester, or Instagram (natashalesterauthor), or join the readers who have become Natasha's friend on Facebook.


[Lester's] engaging writing style and ability to create characters that connect with readers make her a welcome addition to the historical fiction market. - Herald Sun, on HER MOTHER'S SECRETIf you enjoy historical fiction (and even if you don't) you will love Her Mother's Secret. - Sally HepworthHot on the heels of her well-deserved success with A Kiss from Mr. Fitzgerald, [Lester] again offers readers a strong-willed, determined heroine whose journey is as interesting, as it is inspiring. - Jodi Gibson, on HER MOTHER'S SECRETI love this book. - Rachael Johns, on A KISS FROM MR FITZGERALDIf you're mad about the roaring twenties and all things Gatsby, this romance will have you enchanted. - Woman's Day, on A KISS FROM MR FITZGERALDStunning. Will have you captivated. - Liz Byrski, on A KISS FROM MR FITZGERALDAt the novel's heart is the sparkling Evie, an endearing combination of intelligence, determination and naivety. - West Australian, on A KISS FROM MR FITZGERALD

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