154 x 237 x 35mm
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 clothing. 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.
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