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The Resource The Gown

The Gown

Label
The Gown
Title
The Gown
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Robson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of December's most anticipated reads from InStyle, HelloGiggles, Hypable, Bookbub, and Bookriot!One of Real Simple's Best Historical Fiction novels of 2018! "The Gown is marvelous and moving, a vivid portrait of female self-reliance in a world racked by the cost of war."—Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice NetworkFrom the internationally bestselling author of Somewhere in France comes an enthralling historical novel about one of the most famous wedding dresses of the twentieth century—Queen Elizabeth's wedding gown—and the fascinating women who made it."Millions will welcome this joyous event as a flash of color on the long road we have to travel."—Sir Winston Churchill on the news of Princess Elizabeth's forthcoming weddingLondon, 1947: Besieged by the harshest winter in living memory, burdened by onerous shortages and rationing, the people of postwar Britain are enduring lives of quiet desperation despite their nation's recent victory. Among them are Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, embroiderers at the famed Mayfair fashion house of Norman Hartnell. Together they forge an unlikely friendship, but their nascent hopes for a brighter future are tested when they are chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime honor: taking part in the creation of Princess Elizabeth's wedding gown.Toronto, 2016: More than half a century later, Heather Mackenzie seeks to unravel the mystery of a set of embroidered flowers, a legacy from her late grandmother. How did her beloved Nan, a woman who never spoke of her old life in Britain, come to possess the priceless embroideries that so closely resemble the motifs on the stunning gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her wedding almost seventy years before? And what was her Nan's connection to the celebrated textile artist and holocaust survivor Miriam Dassin? With The Gown, Jennifer Robson takes us inside the workrooms where one of the most famous wedding gowns in history was created. Balancing behind-the-scenes details with a sweeping portrait of a society left reeling by the calamitous costs of victory, she introduces readers to three unforgettable heroines, their points of view alternating and intersecting throughout its pages, whose lives are woven together by the pain of survival, the bonds of friendship, and the redemptive power of love
Summary
When Heather Mackenzie discovers that the embroidered flowers among her grandmother's possessions are the same pattern from Queen Elizabeth II's wedding gown, she sets out to discover why they were in her possession.
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Storyline
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10746077
Cataloging source
BT
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1970-
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Robson, Jennifer
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Romance
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
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a novel of the royal wedding
Label
The Gown
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OVERDRIVE:2b62e680-4864-4567-97f1-9bd421f5a73d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062674968
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optical disk
Label
The Gown
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:2b62e680-4864-4567-97f1-9bd421f5a73d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062674968
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optical disk

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