The French Photographer

The French Photographer

by Natasha Lester

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 26/03/2019

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Inspired by the incredible true story of Lee Miller, Vogue model turned one of the first female war photojournalists, the new novel by the bestselling author of The Paris Seamstress.

Paris, 1942: When Jessica May's successful modelling career is abruptly cut short, she is assigned to the war in Europe as a photojournalist for Vogue. But when she arrives the army men make her life as difficult as possible. Three friendships change that: journalist Martha Gellhorn encourages Jess to bend the rules, paratrooper Dan Hallworth takes her to places to shoot pictures and write stories that matter, and a little girl, Victorine, who has grown up in a field hospital, shows her love. But success comes at a price.

France, 2005: Australian curator D'Arcy Hallworth arrives at a beautiful chateau to manage a famous collection of photographs. What begins as just another job becomes far more disquieting as D'Arcy uncovers the true identity of the mysterious photographer -- and realises that she is connected to D'Arcy's own mother, Victorine.

Crossing a war-torn Europe from Italy to France, The French Photographer is a story of courage, family and forgiveness, by the bestselling author of The Paris Seamstress and A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald.

ISBN:
9780733640025
9780733640025
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
26-03-2019
Publisher:
Hachette Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
448
Dimensions (mm):
234x154x33mm
Weight:
0.55kg

"Lester deftly darts from Paris in 1941 to New York"
The Australian Women's Weekly

"Weaves real characters, events, places and an obvious love of fashion into her captivating tale"
Herald Sun

"A fantastically engrossing story. I loved it"
Kelly Rimmer

Natasha Lester

Natasha Lester worked as a marketing executive for cosmetic company L'Oreal, managing the Maybelline brand, before returning to university to study creative writing.

She completed a Master of Creative Arts as well as her first novel, What Is Left Over, After, which won the T.A.G. Hungerford Award for Fiction.

Her second novel, If I Should Lose You, was published in 2012, followed by A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald in 2016. The Age described Natasha as "a remarkable Australian talent" and her work been published in numerous anthologies and journals.

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