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

Robson, Jennifer, 1970- author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

8 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library ROB (Text) 33500012834107 New Checked out 02/04/2019
Moorhead Public Library ROB (Text) 33500012834115 New On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062674951
  • ISBN: 0062674951
  • ISBN: 9780062884275
  • ISBN: 0062884271
  • Physical Description: 371, 16 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note: 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 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.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 November #2
    *Starred Review* The announcement of Princess Elizabeth's wedding is a balm to the austerity of postwar London. It is even more to Ann Hughes, an embroiderer at the fashion house of Norman Hartnell, who is charged with the delicate embellishment of the gown. Working alongside her is Miriam Dassin, a recent French émigré who doesn't speak much about her past. In 2016 Canada, Heather mourns the death of her Nan, who similarly never spoke about her life before moving to Toronto. Nan left Heather a sample of beautifully embroidered fabric, and Heather heads to London to uncover its meaning. Ann's, Miriam's, and Heather's narratives mingle in an orderly but artful fashion, piecing together the full story of how the samples—and Nan—ended up in Canada. Robson (Goodnight from London?, 2017) deftly weaves issues of class, trauma, romance, and female friendship with satisfying details of Ann and Miriam's craft. This unique take on the royal wedding will be an easy sell to fans of Netflix's The Crown and a sure bet for readers of women-centered historical fiction by Kate Morton, Kate Quinn, or Susanna Kearsley. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

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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