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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. 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.

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The Paris Seamstress will be available in all good bookshops, in paperback, ebook and audio formats, on 27 March, 2018. But you can pre-order your copy now so that it arrives on publication day by clicking the links below!

Praise for Natasha Lester

  • ‘[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
  • ‘If you enjoy historical fiction (and even if you don’t) you will love this book’ SALLY HEPWORTH
  • ‘I love this book’ RACHAEL JOHNS
  • ‘Stunning. Will have you captivated’ LIZ BYRSKI
  • ‘Fascinating, evocative and meticulously researched.’ ANNABEL ABBS, author of The Joyce Girl
  • ‘If you’re mad about the roaring twenties and all things Gatsby, this romance will have you enchanted’ Woman’s Day
  • ‘At the novel’s heart is the sparkling Evie, an endearing combination of intelligence, determination and naivety’ West Australian