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Author Talk: Meet Natasha Lester - Chermside Library

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375 Hamilton Road

Chermside, QLD 4032

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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?

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 for ready-to-wear clothing. But as Fabienne learns more about her grandmother’s past, she uncovers a story of tragedy, heartbreak and secrets – and 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.

Join Natasha Lester, bestselling author of A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald and Her Mother’s Secret, as she discusses her new novel.

Books will be available for purchase on the night, or bring your copy from home for Natasha to sign.

Presented as part of the Lord Mayor’s Writers in Residence series.

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