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About the book
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 attends the annual Met Gala for an exhibition of the work of her beloved grandmother’ – 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 story of a grandmother and a granddaughter attempting to heal the heartache of the past.
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Praise for Natasha Lester
‘A remarkable Australian talent’ — The Age
‘Adept at immersing readers in the lives of characters from a bygone era’ — Courier Mail
‘[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
‘The dialogue is whip-smart and the characters are charming, despicable and everything in-between’ — West Australian
‘Will have you enchanted’ — Woman’s Day
Read an extract of The Paris Seamstress here.
About the author
Natasha Lester worked as a marketing executive for L’Oréal, 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.
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.
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Reading copy giveaway
For your chance to receive one of five advance reading copies of The Paris Seamstress, email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘The Paris Seamstress B+P PROOF GIVEAWAY’ in the subject line. The first five people to respond will receive a copy.