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

Available copies

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

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stonewall Library FIC ROBSON (Text) 3678713408 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 04/14/2019
Teulon Library FIC ROBSON (Text) 3678713409 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 03/27/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062674951 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 371 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes Reading Group Guide with author notes and interview, recipe.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"London, 1947Though the war ended two years ago, England’s recovery has been difficult. But the nation’s spirits are lifted when Buckingham Palace announces the engagement of Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten. For Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, colleagues at the famed Mayfair fashion house of Norman Hartnell, the upcoming wedding is more than a celebration. The talented embroiderers have been chosen to create the beautiful, intricate stitching that will adorn the royal bride’s wedding gown. It is an extraordinary opportunity for an ordinary working-class English girl and a French émigrée who survived the Nazis.Toronto, 2016Intrigued by the exquisite set of hand-stitched flowers she has inherited from her late grandmother, Heather Mackenzie discovers the embroideries match the motifs decorating Queen Elizabeth II’s stunning gown from her wedding almost seventy years before. Among her grandmother’s possessions, she also finds an old photo of Nan with Miriam Dassin, a celebrated artist and Holocaust survivor. How did her beloved Nan, a woman who never spoke of her old life in Britain, come to possess these embroidered treasures? What was her connection to Miriam Dassin, and why did Nan never mention her? Yearning to know more about her grandmother’s past and the mystery of the embroideries, Heather travels to London. It is a journey that will unlock the secrets of Nan’s life, including her connection to Miriam, and may even lead Heather to her own destiny."-- Page [4] of cover.
Subject: Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926- > Fiction.
Wedding costume > Fiction.
Women dressmakers > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
London (England) > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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