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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald
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'It's 1922 in the Manhattan of gin, jazz and prosperity. Women wear makeup and hitched hemlines - and enjoy a new freedom to vote and work. Not so Evelyn Lockhart, forbidden from pursuing her passion: to become one of the first female doctors. Chasing her dream will mean turning her back on the only life she knows: her competitive sister, Viola; her conservative parents; and the childhood best friend she is expected to marry, Charlie.

'And if Evie does fight Columbia University's medical school for acceptance, how will she support herself? So when there's a casting call for the infamous late-night Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway, will Evie find the nerve to audition? And if she does, what will it mean for her fledgling relationship with Upper East Side banker Thomas Whitman, a man Evie thinks she could fall in love with, if only she lived a life less scandalous? ' (Publication summary)

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  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2016 .
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      Extent: 304p.
      Note/s:
      • Published April 2016
      ISBN: 9780733634642
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2017 .
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      Extent: 407p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 14th February 2017
      ISBN: 9780733638008

Works about this Work

Beyond the Bound Book Cassie Hamer , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , Winter vol. 50 no. 1 2018; (p. 8-10)

'Being an author no longer means being confined to the printed page—Cassie Hamer investigates new opportunities for writers and storytellers.'  (Publication abstract)

Natasha Lester : A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald Robin Elizabeth , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , April 2017;

'This new novel from Natasha Lester is best read with gin and jazz.

Natasha Lester gives us all the glitz and glamour of classic romance in her third novel, a work of romantic women’s fiction that takes us back in time to the 1920s. There is gin, there is dancing, but there is also a patriarchal structure that suffocates any achievement by women. There are pretty dresses, and shoes to die for, but there are also graphic scenes of childbirth and the callous abuse of women. All these elements are woven together seamlessly.' (Introduction)

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Review : A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald Maureen Eppen , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , May 2016; (p. 38)

— Review of A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald Natasha Lester , 2016 single work novel
Heroine with a History Mercedes Maguire , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 June 2016; (p. 37)

— Review of A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald Natasha Lester , 2016 single work novel
'Any work of historical fiction hinges on its research quality, as Natasha Lester discovered Natasha Lester could have researched her book from the comfort of her Western Aust­ralia home, but for authenticity and to get her hands on original documents, the author wanted to visit the locations that ­appear in her latest book, A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald. Little did the Perth-based writer know that her much-anticipated research trip to New York would land her in the midst of one of the worst storms in US history – Hurricane Sandy. ...'
Heroine with a History Mercedes Maguire , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 June 2016; (p. 37)

— Review of A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald Natasha Lester , 2016 single work novel
'Any work of historical fiction hinges on its research quality, as Natasha Lester discovered Natasha Lester could have researched her book from the comfort of her Western Aust­ralia home, but for authenticity and to get her hands on original documents, the author wanted to visit the locations that ­appear in her latest book, A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald. Little did the Perth-based writer know that her much-anticipated research trip to New York would land her in the midst of one of the worst storms in US history – Hurricane Sandy. ...'
Review : A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald Maureen Eppen , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , May 2016; (p. 38)

— Review of A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald Natasha Lester , 2016 single work novel
Natasha Lester : A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald Robin Elizabeth , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , April 2017;

'This new novel from Natasha Lester is best read with gin and jazz.

Natasha Lester gives us all the glitz and glamour of classic romance in her third novel, a work of romantic women’s fiction that takes us back in time to the 1920s. There is gin, there is dancing, but there is also a patriarchal structure that suffocates any achievement by women. There are pretty dresses, and shoes to die for, but there are also graphic scenes of childbirth and the callous abuse of women. All these elements are woven together seamlessly.' (Introduction)

'

Beyond the Bound Book Cassie Hamer , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , Winter vol. 50 no. 1 2018; (p. 8-10)

'Being an author no longer means being confined to the printed page—Cassie Hamer investigates new opportunities for writers and storytellers.'  (Publication abstract)

Last amended 17 May 2017 14:30:13
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