The Dressmaker’s Gift 

Fiona Valpy

Leah Gilbert arrives in Paris from England to work as an intern at a small fashion PR agency on the Boulevard Saint Germain.

Rootless and cast adrift from her home in England, Leah knows very little about her mother’s side of the family, but she has a photograph, dated 1941, which shows her French great-grand mother standing outside the same building alongside two other girls.

She meets Simone Thibault, who also works for the company and lives in an apartment on the first floor of the building. She shows Simone the photograph and Simone tells her that one of the other girls in the picture is her own great grandmother, Mireille. As Simone tells the story of the three girls in the photograph, Leah begins to understand more about her family history. And more about who she really is…


Women's Fiction

UK Publication

Amazon Publishing / Lake Union, October 2019

US Publication

Amazon Publishing / Lake Union, October 2019

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