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Natasha Lester


Natasha Lester is the award winning author of A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald, a 1920s New York love story, and two other novels, If I Should Lose You, and What is Left Over, After.

The Age newspaper has described her as "a remarkable Australian talent." She has been awarded grants by the Australia Council for her work, and writing residencies from Varuna, The Writers House and the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre.

She loves teaching writing courses and when she's not working on her novels or teaching others how to write, she can usually be found reading, going to yoga, or playing dress-ups with her three children. Natasha lives in Perth, Western Australia.

Genres: Historical, Sagas
Natasha Lester recommends
The Joyce Girl (2016)
Annabel Abbs
"Brings to life 1920s Paris excitingly and beautifully...I loved Lucia's character."
Cross My Heart (2019)
Pamela Cook
"A beautiful story...prepare to have your heart warmed and broken, to laugh and to cry."
You Don't Know Me (2019)
Sara Foster
"This book has it all: a gripping opening, characters I cared deeply for, a compelling mystery, and heart-stopping pace. I couldn't put it down. This is Sara Foster's best book yet."
The Whispers of War (2020)
Julia Kelly
"A story of exquisite tenderness, The Whispers of War beautifully captures just how precious female friendship can be, and shines a light onto an important but less well-known aspect of war. Add to that rich historical detail and a cast of engaging characters and you have a must-read for all historical fiction fans."
Lost Autumn (2020)
Mary-Rose MacColl
"This book has it all: an unforgettable first chapter, fascinating insight into the Prince of Wales' visit to Australia in 1920... and a compelling mystery set in contemporary times... Truly wonderful storytelling."
The Kew Gardens Girls (2020)
Posy Lovell
"An absolutely charming story about the strength and beauty of female friendship. The Kew Gardens Girls blossom from the pages as WWI changes their lives and they face the challenges of being the first women to work in the famous Kew Gardens. I loved the way Ivy, Louisa and Win reveled in the many adventures they encountered and supported one another through the turmoil of wartime life. Settle into the story and be swept away!"
The Last Train to Key West (2020)
Chanel Cleeton
"The Last Train to Key West takes you on an incredible and emotion-charged journey ... [It] has everything a reader could want: not one but three incredible love stories, page-turning drama and rich historical detail. I finished the last chapter with a sigh of satisfaction that only a great book can bring about."
The Invisible Woman (2021)
Erika Robuck
"If you only read one World War II book this year, make it this one."

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