The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester crosses two timelines to tell the story of Parisian seamstress Estella Bissette, who is forced to flee France as the Germans advance in war-torn 1940. Years later, her granddaughter, Australian curator Fabienne Bissette, journeys to the 2015 exhibition of her beloved grandmother’s work – uncovering a story of tragedy, heartbreak and secrets from the past.
Beauty in Thorns by Kate Forsyth has been described as a spellbinding reimagining of Sleeping Beauty – taking place in Pre-Raphaelites times and twisting many threads of obsession, heartbreak and awakenings in a dramatic tale that explores the true stories behind the Victorian era’s most famous paintings.
Reading the Landscape featuring Patti Miller is a celebration of Australian writing, featuring 25 of the greatest Australian writing names from past and present, and showcasing specially commissioned fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Australia’s finest writers on themes such as legacy, country, vision and hope.
Phew– what a line up! We’re exhausted from all the talent in one place this week, so we’ve decided to make this competition easy. In honour of the title of the third book, we’d like YOU to ‘read the landscape’ and give us ONE WORD that describes the image above. Our favourite entry will win the 3-book pack!
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRIES. THE WINNER WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND ANNOUNCED IN OUR NEWSLETTER.