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Meet Natasha Lester - Chermside Library

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Meet Natasha Lester - Chermside Library


Manhattan, 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 and forgiveness. Join bestselling author of The Paris Streamstress and A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald, Natasha Lester as she discusses her latest novel.

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

This event is presented as part of the Lord Mayor’s Writers in Residence series.



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