The Paris Seamstress

The Paris Seamstress

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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 attends the annual Met Gala for an exhibition of her 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 heartbreak and secrets - and the sacrifices made for love.

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.

Fiction and Related items, Fiction: general and literary

Paperback

Natasha Lester

448 pages

H: 196mm W: 132mm Spine: 28mm

Weight: 310 grams