The Paris Seamstress

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

  • Pub date: 27.11.18
  • RRP: $24.99
  • Format: Paperback / softback

Author

Natasha Lester

Natasha Lester worked as a marketing executive before returning to university to complete a Master of Creative Arts. Her first novel, What Is Left Over, After, 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.

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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