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The Resource The gown, Jennifer Robson

The gown, Jennifer Robson

Label
The gown
Title
The gown
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Robson
Creator
Author
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"--
Summary
When Heather Mackenzie discovers that the embroidered flowers among her grandmother's possessions are the same pattern from Queen Elizabeth II's wedding gown, she sets out to discover why they were in her possession.
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
Award
Canadian Jewish Book Award, 2019.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10746077
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robson, Jennifer
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.R634
LC item number
G68 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elizabeth
  • Wedding costume
  • Embroidery
  • Women dressmakers
  • Female friendship
  • London (England)
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a novel of the royal wedding
Label
The gown, Jennifer Robson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes "P.S. insights, interviews & more"
  • The softcover edition, published at the same time as the hardcover, has the same pagination but is 23 cm
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
371, 16 pages
Isbn
9780062884275
Lccn
2018060274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1031945339
  • (OCoLC)1031945339
Label
The gown, Jennifer Robson
Publication
Note
  • Includes "P.S. insights, interviews & more"
  • The softcover edition, published at the same time as the hardcover, has the same pagination but is 23 cm
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
371, 16 pages
Isbn
9780062884275
Lccn
2018060274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1031945339
  • (OCoLC)1031945339

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