Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor wear to book corners and edges.
Sequel to The Magpie's Nest.
Queen Street, Perth. A timeworn costume shop - A missing enchanted gown - A treacherous romance - A mysterious death.
‘What’s this about a green dress?’ Julienne asked. They had been best friends at high school and she burned to confide in her. ‘What would you say, Julienne, if I told you that I’m in possession of a gown that I think is enchanted?’ She laid a hand on Julienne’s forearm. ‘It’s made of the most exquisite velvet you’ve ever seen and is so soft and lush to touch. I keep a feather from the gown in my bra as a lucky charm.’ She sighed dreamily. ‘And when its crystals sparkle onstage my performances come to life. And I mean really come to life!’
As a newsreader, Julienne was the voice of reason both on television and off. Stony-faced, she replied, ‘I would say that there’s no such thing as lucky charms or magical crystals. Your performance comes from within you and is not influenced by any talisman … no matter how much you wish it to be.’ Her expression softened and a twinkle appeared in Julienne’s brown eyes as the side of her mouth turned up in a grin. ‘Though an enchanted gown does sound rather delicious. Where do I get myself one?’ (back cover)