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The Paris Seamstress

Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Summary

The international best seller.

Crossing generations, society's boundaries and international turmoil, The Paris Seamstress is a beguiling, transporting story perfect for fans of Lucinda Riley, Kate Furnivall and Penny Vincenzi.

What must Estella sacrifice to make her mark?

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.

©2018 Natasha Lester (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"A fantastically engrossing story. I love it." (Kelly Rimmer)

"Intrigue, heartbreak...I cannot tell you how much I loved this book." (Rachel Burton)

"This rich, memorable novel unfolds beautifully from start to finish." (Publishers Weekly)

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This is an amazing book. It locks you in to the time and places as you read/listen. Taking you into the history of the characters. Brilliantly descriptive and wonderfully read. Thank you.