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The Paris Orphan

(2019)
(The French Photographer)
A novel by

 
 
A "rich and riveting" New York Times bestseller based on the true story of a female journalist who defied all the rules while covering World War II (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

New York City/Paris, 1942: When American model Jessica May arrives in Europe to cover the war as a photojournalist for Vogue, most of the soldiers are determined to make her life as difficult as possible. But three friendships change that. Journalist Martha Gellhorn encourages Jess to bend the rules. Captain Dan Hallworth keeps her safe in dangerous places so she can capture the stories that truly matter. And most important of all, the love of a little orphan named Victorine gives Jess strength to do the impossible. But her success will come at a price...

France, 2005: Decades after World War II, D'Arcy Hallworth arrives at a beautiful chateau to curate a collection of famous wartime photos by a reclusive artist. It's the opportunity of a lifetime, but D'Arcy has no idea that this job will uncover decades of secrets that, once revealed, will change everything she thought she knew about her mother, Victorine, and alter D'Arcy's life forever.

Includes a reading group guide!
"An emotional and sweeping tale set against the backdrop of World War II...Rich detail, compelling characters, and an interwoven dual timeline make this an engrossing read for historical fiction fans." --Chanel Cleeton, USA Today bestselling author of Next Year in Havana
"[A] splendid, breathtaking novel, full of mystery and passion...a must read!" --Jeanne Mackin, author of The Last Collection

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Intrigue, heartbreak and not one but two heart stopping love stories. I cannot tell you how much I loved this book." - Rachel Burton

"A gorgeously rich and romantic novel." - Kate Forsyth

"A fantastically engrossing story. I loved it." - Kelly Rimmer


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Hardback Editions

April 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Paris Orphan (Thorndike Press Large Print Peer Picks)
Author(s): Natasha Lester
ISBN: 1-4328-7713-5 / 978-1-4328-7713-2 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The French Photographer: This Winter Go To Paris, Brave The War, And Fall In Love
Author(s): Natasha Lester
ISBN: 0-7515-7309-4 / 978-0-7515-7309-1 (UK edition)
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September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Paris Orphan
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September 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Paris Orphan
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ISBN: 1-5491-0077-7 / 978-1-5491-0077-2 (USA edition)
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September 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Paris Orphan: Library Edition
Author(s): Natasha Lester
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Title: The Paris Orphan
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April 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: French Photographer
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ISBN: 1-5288-5955-3 / 978-1-5288-5955-4 (UK edition)
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April 2019 : UK MP3 CD
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Title: The French Photographer
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ISBN: 1-5288-5800-X / 978-1-5288-5800-7 (UK edition)
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March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The French Photographer
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March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The French Photographer
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March 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The French Photographer
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March 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The French Photographer
Author(s): Natasha Lester
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September 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Paris Orphan
Author(s): Natasha Lester
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Title: The French Photographer
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Publisher: Hachette Australia
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March 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The French Photographer: This Winter Go To Paris, Brave The War, And Fall In Love
Author(s): Natasha Lester
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK