Bookcaffe Book Club - Her Mother's Secret

Thursday 06 April 2017
05:30PM to 07:30PM
State Library Level 2

Book lovers with a penchant for Western Australian books can discuss the story lines and characters with the author.

TAG Hungerford award winner Natasha Lester, author of Her Mother’s Secret (Hachette), will discuss her brand new publication with readers.

Tickets $30 (includes a copy of the book and refreshments). Tickets are available to purchase here

Bookcaffe Book Club is presented by the State Library in partnership with Westbooks, WA's specialist library book supplier.

About The Book

Her Mother’s Secret

1918, England. Armistice Day should bring peace into Leonora's life. Rather than secretly making cosmetics in her father's chemist shop to sell to army nurses such as Joan, her adventurous Australian friend, Leo hopes to now display her wares openly. Instead, Spanish flu arrives in the village, claiming her father's life. Determined to start over, she boards a ship to New York City. On the way she meets debonair department store heir Everett Forsyth ...In Manhattan, Leo works hard to make her cosmetics dream come true, but she's a woman alone with a small salary and a society that deems make-up scandalous. 1939, New York City. Everett's daughter, Alice, a promising ballerina, receives a mysterious letter inviting her to star in a series of advertisements for a cosmetics line. If she accepts she will be immortalized like dancers such as Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Ginger Rogers.