It is always such a pleasure to have the lovely Natasha Lester as a guest in our Literary Lounge series, so we are delighted to announce that she will be appearing in the store on Wednesday 5th April at 6.30pm to talk about her new book, Her Mother's Secret. Starting off in England in 1918, this is the story of Leonora who is secretly concocting cosmetics in her father's chemist shop, selling to army nurses, such as Joan, her adventurous Australian friend. When the joy of Armistice Day is overshadowed by the arrival of the Spanish flu which claims her beloved father, Leonora decides to sail to New York, determined to set up her own cosmetics company, even though it is still considered scandalous for women to wear make-up.
Her Mother's Secret is about a brave young woman who is chasing her dream in the face of society's disapproval. Natasha's excellent research, clever plot twists, and captivating characters guarantee this as another book to be devoured in a short time. Tickets are $8.50 including wine-tasting and nibbles.