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The Dior Secret

Natasha Lester

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A wardrobe of Dior gowns, a secret kept for sixty-five years, and the three women bound forever by war... from the New York Times bestselling author of The French Photographer

England, 1939
When war breaks out, talented pilot Skye Penrose joins the British war effort, flying fighter planes across England to the RAF's secret airfields. Here she encounters two people from her past: her estranged sister Liberty and childhood soulmate Nicholas Crawford, now engaged to the enigmatic Frenchwoman Margaux Jourdan. As they are drawn ever deeper into the conflict in Europe, an unspeakable betrayal entwines their fates.

Cornwall, 2012 Kat Jourdan, an Australian fashion conservator, discovers a priceless collection of Dior gowns in her grandmother Margaux's vacant cottage. As she delves into the mystery she receives a message that calls into question everything Kat thought she knew about her beloved grandmother, leading her to unearth a heartbreaking story of love and tragedy - and an extraordinary act of sacrifice.

The Dior Secret is an unforgettable story about the lengths people go to protect one another, and a love that, despite everything, lasts a lifetime.


Praise for Natasha Lester

'Emotionally charged and unforgettable' Publishers Weekly starred review

'Historical fiction at its best' Who Weekly

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Natasha Lester

Natasha Lester worked as a marketing executive 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, Her Mother's Secret in 2017 and the Top 10 Australian and international bestsellers The Paris Seamstress in 2018 and The French Photographer in 2019. 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.

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