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The Paris Seamstress

Natasha Lester

4 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Historical romance, Historical fiction

How much will a young Parisian seamstress sacrifice to make her mark in the male-dominated world of 1940s New York fashion? From the 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 attends the annual Met Gala for an exhibition of her 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 heartbreak and secrets - and the sacrifices made for love.

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.

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

'Lester brings bold, brave women to life' Herald Sun

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

'This rich, memorable novel unfolds beautifully from start to finish' Publishers Weekly

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Praise for The Paris Seamstress

  • This is a worthy and very readable addition to the historical fiction market. - Herald Sun

  • ...deftly weaves real characters, events, places and an obvious love of fashion into her captivating tale. - Daily Examiner, Northern Star, Queensland Times, Daily Examiner, Northern Star, Queensland Times, Gympie Times

  • It's a nicely told story, exploring relationships between women, especially the bond between mothers, daughters and granddaughters. And it's a treat for fashion lovers. - Sunday Territorian, Adelaide Advertiser

  • Estella is a brilliant designer, with chutzpah, verve and spirit. The novel hums with her energy. The descriptions of creating clothes, from scant sketches to glamorous gowns, are lyrical and exciting. - The Weekly Times

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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 bestseller The Paris Seamstress in 2018. 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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