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The Disappearance of Astrid Bricard

Author: Natasha Lester  

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History said she was just a man's muse. History was wrong. The exquisite new novel from bestselling author Natasha Lester.

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History said she was just a man's muse. History was wrong. The exquisite new novel from bestselling author Natasha Lester.

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In November 1973, a fashion legend vanished, leaving behind only a white silk dress and the question: what really happened to Astrid Bricard?

Paris, 1917: Parentless sixteen-year-old Mizza Bricard makes a vow: to be remembered on her own terms. This promise drives her and her designs through the most exclusive couture houses in France until, finally, a legend is created - one that will endure for generations to come, but not the one she wanted.

New York, 1970: Designer Astrid Bricard arrives in bohemian Chelsea ready to change the fashion world. And she does - but cast in the role of muse to her lover, Hawk Jones. Just as Astrid's star is finally poised to ascend in its own right, she mysteriously disappears, leaving her family in tatters and perpetuating the infamous Bricard family myth.

French Countryside, Present Day: Blythe Bricard is the daughter of fashion's most infamous 70s power couple, but she turned her back on that world, and her passion for it, years ago. Fate, however, has other plans, and in a chateau over a whirlwind couple of weeks, Blythe will discover there is more to her iconic mother and grandmother - and herself - than she ever knew.

These three generations now have one chance to prove themselves. Can the women of the Bricard fashion dynasty finally rewrite their history?

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Critic Reviews

'Vogue meets Daisy Jones & The Six, as three generations of women carve their mark in the world of fashion . . . with incisive observations about women's roles as muse and inspiration - and what price they pay when they dare to create for themselves' KATE QUINN

'Mystery, secrets, thwarted desire, romance and intrigue. I was hooked' BELINDA ALEXANDRA

'Leaves you feeling empowered . . . Fabulous settings, fashion, glamour and strong women . . . I couldn't put it down' TANIA BLANCHARD

'An immersive triumph - as sparkly as a silver lurex mini-dress, as cool as Mick and Bianca, and as atmospheric as a Seventies disco, with podium dancers, mirror balls and purple smoke' GILL PAUL

'Natasha Lester's eloquent writing style offers a book of richness and depth . . . The French settings are brought to life thanks to authentic and impeccable research . . . An enormously enjoyable book brimming with intrigue and mystery . . . you will not want to put it down' BOOKS+PUBLISHING

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About the Author

Natasha Lester is the international bestselling author of A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald, Her Mother's Secret, The Paris Seamstress, The French Photographer, The Paris Secret, The Riviera House, The Three Lives of Alix St Pierre and The Disappearance of Astrid Bricard, and a former marketing executive for L'Oreal. Her novels have been translated into 21 languages and are published all around the world.

When she's not writing, she loves collecting vintage fashion, practising the art of fashion illustration and reading about history. Natasha is a sought-after public speaker and lives with her husband and three children in Perth, Western Australia.

For all the latest news from Natasha, , follow her on Instagram (natashalesterauthor), or join the readers who have become Natasha's friend on Facebook.

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Product Details

Publisher
Hachette Australia
Published
27th September 2023
Pages
448
ISBN
9780733647246

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