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The Resource The gown : a novel of the royal wedding, Jennifer Robson, (sound recording)

The gown : a novel of the royal wedding, Jennifer Robson, (sound recording)

Label
The gown : a novel of the royal wedding
Title
The gown
Title remainder
a novel of the royal wedding
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Robson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TEFMT
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1970-
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Robson, Jennifer
Dewey number
813.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PR9199.4.R634
LC item number
R63 2018ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Marisa Calin
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Calin, Marisa
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  • Elizabeth
  • Wedding costume
  • Embroidery
  • Women dressmakers
  • Female friendship
  • London (England)
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The gown : a novel of the royal wedding, Jennifer Robson, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (11 3 4/ hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781982552862
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780062891990
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1077479660
  • (OCoLC)1077479660
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The gown : a novel of the royal wedding, Jennifer Robson, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (11 3 4/ hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781982552862
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780062891990
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1077479660
  • (OCoLC)1077479660
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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