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The gown : a novel of the royal wedding / Jennifer Robson.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at South Interlake Regional Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stonewall Library FIC ROBSON (Text) 3678713408 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062674951
  • ISBN: 0062674951
  • Physical Description: 371, 16 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]

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Includes P.S.: insights, interviews & more ...
Summary, etc.:
"London, 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 in spite of their nation's recent victory. Among them are Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, embroiderers in the famed Mayfair fashion house of Norman Hartnell. Together they forge an unlikely friendship, but their bond, along with 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, 2011: 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, so similar to the exquisite motifs that embellished the stunning gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her wedding more than sixty years before? And what was her Nan's connection to the celebrated textile artist Miriam Dassin? The Gown 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. Its heroines, whose points of view alternate and intersect throughout its pages, are connected by threads of loss and love, suffering and survival, regret and redemption"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926- > Fiction.
Wedding costume > Fiction.
Women dressmakers > Fiction.
London (England) > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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