UNPUBLISHED WORKS

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Lies,

betrayal,

deceit, 

family secrets

and……..

MURDER

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It’s not all silk and velvet in the world of 1950’s fashion. Just ask Clara Parris – a young, ambitious woman determined to become a fashion designer at a time when Mebourne’s rag trade is booming.  But there’s a problem. A big problem.  Clara’s discerning mother, Josephine, disapproves and will stop at nothing to prevent her daughter from fulfilling a life long passion.

To add to her woes, Clara’s vindictive former boyfriend, Al Mitchell, seems to know everything about her, and when she meets the charismatic Tristan Everard-Frederick, Al shows his true colours.  Then as Clara’s design career starts to take shape, her closest friend Lilly stumbles on an old journal in a second-hand book store that takes them into dangerous unchartered waters.   In a race against time, Clara and Lilly must save a young woman and her baby, and Clara’s chances of creating a garment worthy of winning the prestigious Gown of the Year are crushed when she learns the truth behind her past.

The Accidental Couturière is a story of 

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Meet Clara

Clara is a 19-year-old single woman who, during the day, attends business college, while in the evenings and on weekends, she devotes most of her time to sketching gowns and learning to be a seamstress at Chapter House, Couture Fashion. 

 

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Character List 

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CLARA PARRIS

junior seamstress of Chapter House

HUGH PARRIS

her father

JOSEPHINE PARRIS

her mother

KATRIANA PARRIS

her grandmother

FEODOR BOBOWSKI

owner of Chapter House

MAJI BOBOWSKI   

his wife

OSKAR BOBOWSKI

his son

PEARL KING                              

senior seamstress of Chapter House

TRISTAN EVERARD-FREDERICK

a salesman at George’s Department Store

LILLY EASTON

a student friend of Clara’s

VERONICA STANFORD

a bookshop owner

BERNICE MACY

a matron

RUBY NICHOLLS   

a nurse

DOREEN MITCHELL

owner of Pretty Darlings

JOHN MITCHELL

her husband

ANNIE MITCHELL

her daughter

DAN MITCHELL

her son

SHARON LOWRIE

Dan Mitchell’s fiancé

VIRGINIA ATHERTON

a Hollywood actress

JEROME

her dress**designer

*****

a fabric manufacturer

ALEKSANDER

his son

ANTHONY DeGROOTE***

a delivery man

 

 

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