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The French Photographer

Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (82 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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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.

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A brilliant story with so many twists & turns. Excellent narration. Did not want to story to end!

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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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Another captivating read

I have become a bit of a fan of Natasha Lester’s books on Audible, and this most recent offering does not disappoint. I enjoyed following the stories of the different characters through their various timelines, and enjoyed the story overall (although perhaps ‘enjoy’ might not be the right word, given the less than pleasant story content in parts).