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Description - The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester

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.

Praise for Natasha Lester:

'Lester deftly darts from Paris in 1941 to New York' The Australian Women's Weekly

'Deftly weaves real characters, events, places and an obvious love of fashion into her captivating tale. This is a worthy and very readable addition to the historical fiction market' Herald Sun

'A fantastically engrossing story. I loved it' KELLY RIMMER

'If you enjoy historical fiction (and even if you don't) you will love this book' SALLY HEPWORTH

'I love this book' RACHAEL JOHNS

'A gorgeously rich and romantic novel about young women finding their way in the world.' KATE FORSYTH

'Stunning. Will have you captivated' LIZ BYRSKI

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780733640001
ISBN-10: 0733640001
Format: Paperback / softback
(237mm x 154mm x 35mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Hachette Australia
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Publish Date: 27-Mar-2018
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Natasha Lester

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, follow her on Twitter @Natasha_Lester, or Instagram (natashalesterauthor), or join the readers who have become Natasha's friend on Facebook.

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