Florence Saint Claire, former child star, generally prefers plants to people. She's a reluctant member of a musical family with a legendary father, an impossible mother, a sister who can't keep still and a brother who walks to his own beat.
Albert Flowers is a people person, life rushing at him from all corners, carrying him to weddings and parties and late nights in rooftop bars.
Florence and Albert work together, they plant dreams in the forest together. They think they know each other.
But, somewhere between who they are, and who people think they are, lies The Best Kind of Beautiful.
- Publication Date:
- 29 / 10 / 2019
- 154 x 233mm
This book was a surprisingly touching read, with gorgeous prose, beautifull developed characters and a love story with a difference.
Florence St Clair - never Flo - leads a simple life, working in the forest and teaching children about plants, sipping tea with her neighbour and eye rolling at the exuberant energy of her sister Isolde. It's a far cry from her life as a child star at the top of the charts and a shift Florence has welcomed gladly.
But Florence has a secret life, and that secret life is threatning to spill into her every day.
Albert Flowers - never Bertie - also has a secret other life, one that he can't tell Florence about ever. But secrets never stay hidden for long.
Love and death and family and fame all crash together beautifully in this stunning offering from one of Australia's favourite journalists. Definitely one to watch out for. - Shannon (QBD)