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Crossing continents and spanning decades, Saree is an epic story of beauty, oppression and freedom, for fans of Victoria Hislop and Kate Mosse.

Nila wasn't born beautiful or powerful or rich - but she has a rare talent to tranform lives. She is a seamstress, and as she works she weaves into the saree silk a pattern of love, hope and devotion which will prove to be invaluable to more lives than just her own.

From the lush beauty of Sri Lanka, ravaged by bloody civil war, to mystical India and finally its eventual resting place in Australia, this is the story of one precious saree and the lives it changes. Nila must find peace; Mahinda yearns for his true calling; Pilar is haunted by a terrible choice; Sarojini doubts her ability to love; Madhav is a holy fraud; and Marion witnesses the very meaning of love.

Six lives. Six loves. Six stories bound together by the precious saree that links them all.

Su Dharmapala is a Social Media Manager, writer and blogger. She was born in Singapore and grew up between Singapore and Sri Lanka before immigrating to Australia in 1989. After graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts and of Science, Su worked in technology for some of Australia's Fortune 500 companies, including Coles Myer, IBM, GE Money and SEEK. She took a two year break from her professional career after her son was born and it was during this time her love for writing was re-ignited. Su blogs on all things mothering at and her posts are often syndicated on In 2010, her blog post on balancing motherhood and career earned her an appearance on Insight with Jennie Brockie on SBS to discuss how successful women balance career and motherhood.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (August 13, 2015)
  • Length: 592 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471141904