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Publisher's Summary

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

Paris, 1942: When Jessica May's successful modelling career in Manhattan 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 best-selling author of The Paris Seamstress and A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald.

©2019 Natasha Lester (P)2019 Hachette Australia Audio

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Terrible!!

I did read right to the very end but only because I had paid for it!

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Simply exceptional

I’ve now read all of Natasha Lester’s books and while the earlier books are okay, there’s no doubt that The Paris Secret, The Paris Seamstress and The French Photographer are exceptional. Each of these books weaves multiple character storylines, different times and places and history throughout. And above all, they are about women who are inspiring! Three of my all time favourite books. Can’t wait for the next one!

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Far from her usual standard

I’ve read several of Natasha Lester’s titles and thoroughly enjoyed them but this title is just not up to scratch.
Tried as I may I just can’t persevere any longer. I cannot finish it.
This one I will return.

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Entrancing

enthralling. highly recommended this book. I was captured from the very beginning and didn't want it to end

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HEARTBREAKING LOVE STORY

you feel as if you know every character personally. Heartbreaking love story and very correct in war 2 facts. Fantastic

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Gripping romance set amongst tragedy

I loved this book! It is such a tragically romantic story with a very interesting background. And the characters are gorgeous!
The only negative is that it has a very similar ending to The Paris Secret. It would have been nice to see a happy ending and not another missed opportunity right at the end of the book.

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Disappointing

The story started quite well It was interesting and easy to follow. However as the story line became more complex and different voices were used my interest wained. The end was quite unbelievable and disappointing.

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A worthy book

For the most part I liked this book.
It is well-researched and rang true to the age it was depicting.
War really isn’t a place for women.
War is made by men, for men to beat their chests and stuff up the world.
Women do not bear children to send them to war.
The ending was ‘convenient’, which spoilt the book for me.

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Loved it

I loved this ... I am now going to read it to get even more from it. Natasha Lester is a master and blending in historical events beautifully. The characters are authentic, the narrative is engaging and holds you with excited anticipation

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A well written and performed book

This is a beautifully written story of love and loss during war and in peace. It delivers real emotion and you really get to know the well crafted characters that pay homage to real people who doubtlessly lived and felt many of the feeling expressed in this story.

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