A Remarkable Woman

    • 3.9 • 97 Ratings
    • $9.99
    • $9.99

Publisher Description

From postwar Paris to Australia to find love, fashion and freedom

One woman's quest to follow her head, and her heart.


Twenty-six-year-old Frenchwoman Avril Montdidier sails from Paris to Australia with a suitcase and a dream: to start her own fashion business.

1950s Melbourne is very different from the chic atelier of Dior where Avril once worked, but she is determined, courageous and resourceful.

When personal circumstances force her to flee Melbourne, she travels to a cattle station in southern Queensland to work as a governess. It is here Avril meets Tim: the eldest son of her benefactor and heir to Monaghan Station.

Avril must grapple with her twin desires - her love for Tim, who is set to marry someone else, and her yearning for independence.

Praise for A Remarkable Woman

'Delightful! Fashion, French culture and sweeping Australian landscapes - what's not to love! A glorious nod to the strong migrant women who made their mark on the place they chose to call home - Australia. A fascinating look at the burgeoning cultural and fashion scene of Melbourne in the 1950s set against the vast, rugged and magnificent landscapes of Queensland's Darling Downs and the quintessential Australian experience of life on the land.' - Tania Blanchard

'An enchanting, uplifting story of a formidable woman and an impossible choice. A love letter to the pioneering women of the last generation, rich with its historical setting and enticing cast of characters.' - Sally Hepworth

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2022
28 June
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pan Macmillan Australia
SELLER
Macmillan Publishers Australia and Pan Macmillan Australia
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Leggy from Down Under ,

Wonderful read

This was a whirl wind romantic action filled story that held intrigue throughout the pages. Highly recommend to readers of Australian rural genre, fashion interest & one woman that made her mark in so many facets of life.

Lucy loves a really good book. ,

Terrible and predictable

This is a very disappointing book. I read the reviews and thought it might be interesting however, it is a decimal disappointment.
I’m very disappointed that I wasted my time reading the book stop. There is nothing remarkable about the main character who seems to fall on her beautiful feet where ever she lands.
That might be falling in love with the son of a château or relocating to Australia to live with her successful and wealthy aunt who regrettably lives with her abusive husband.
I could go on, but I am don’t want to spoil the very limited plot which is remarkably predictable for others.
Please don’t waste your money.

HR2410 ,

Not amazing but not terrible

A good read but extremely fast paced. Often skipping over events that as a reader you were hoping for. Otherwise captures the Aussie country life well.

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