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The French Photographer

Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
Categories: Romance
4.7 out of 5 stars (145 ratings)

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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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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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Beautiful

A beautiful story woven through time. The words really brought the people & places alive. Felt like I had to say a sad goodbye to old friends when it finished.

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Movie Material

Fabulous story so well written, the author takes us from civilisation into a war zone and through 3 generations. I absolutely loved it, and would love to see this book made into a movie. It's like watching one in your head reading or listening to it !

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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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really enjoyed it

great story loved how it untwined. keep me interested to the end. would definitely recommend

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Loved the characters and storyline

Loved the characters and storyline. Excellent performances that brought the story to life. I would recommend this book.

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A superb book based on the reality of War

A superb book based on real lives and truth of War. Women rated so badly, treated atrisciously. photographers lives. It is a superb listen. Never forgotten.