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The gown : a novel of the royal wedding

Author: Jennifer Robson
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, [2019] ©2019.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Large type books
Named Person: Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Robson
ISBN: 9780062887887 0062887882
OCLC Number: 1084729938
Description: 516 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Jennifer Robson.

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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.

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"Robson vividly brings to life these three women's struggles. Historical details about fabric, embroidery, and the royal family are well incorporated into their stories, with light romance rounding Read more...

 
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