Literary Lunch Alex Joel
Alexandra addressed Squadron Members in 2016 to discuss her novel 'Rosetta: A Scandalous True Story'. We are pleased to announce that she will return to speak about her latest work 'The Paris Model'.
'Sometimes you have to lose everything to find yourself …'
After a shocking discovery, Grace Woods leaves her vast Australian sheep station and travels to tumultuous post-war Paris in order to find her true identity. While working as a chic mannequin for Christian Dior, the world’s newly acclaimed emperor of fashion, Grace mixes with counts and princesses, authors and artists, diplomats and politicians. But when Grace falls for handsome Philippe Boyer she doesn’t know that he is leading a double life, nor that his past might inflict devastating consequences upon her. As she is drawn into Philippe’s secret world of international espionage, Grace discovers both the shattering truth of her origins – and that her life is in peril. Inspired by an astonishing true story, The Paris Model is a tale of glamour, family secrets and heartbreak that takes you from the rolling plains of rural Australia to the elegant salons of Paris.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alexandra Joel is a former editor of the Australian edition of Harper’s Bazaar and Portfolio. While occupying a number of other executive positions in the media industry, she also contributed feature articles, interviews and reviews to national and metropolitan publications. She is the author of 'Parade: The Story of Fashion in Australia' and 'Best Dressed: 200 Years of Fashion in Australia'. Both detail the development of fashion, style and national identity. Her recent book, 'Rosetta: A Scandalous True Story', has been optioned for the screen by a major US-owned production company. With an honours degree from the University of Sydney and a graduate diploma from the Australian College of Applied Psychology, she has also been a practising counsellor and psychotherapist. Alexandra has two children and lives in Sydney with her husband. She is a keen student of art, fashion, history and politics and is exceedingly fond of Paris.
Date: Friday 27 March
Time: 12 for 12.30pm
Venue: Carabella Room
Cost: $67 includes 2 courses & beverages