The gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding

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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 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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subject_facet , Electronic books, Elizabeth -- II, -- Queen of Great Britain, -- 1926-, Elizabeth -- II, -- Queen of Great Britain, -- 1926- -- Fiction, Embroidery -- Fiction, England -- London, Fiction, Historical fiction, Large type books, London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction, Manners and customs, Wedding costume, Wedding costume -- Fiction, Women dressmakers, Women dressmakers -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
title_display The gown
title_full The Gown A Novel of the Royal Wedding, The Gown [electronic resource] / Jennifer Robson, The gown / Jennifer Robson, The gown : a novel of the royal wedding / Jennifer Robson, The gown [electronic resource] / Jennifer Robson
title_short The gown
title_sub A Novel of the Royal Wedding
topic_facet Electronic books, Elizabeth, Embroidery, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Manners and customs, Romance, Social life and customs, Wedding costume, Women dressmakers, World War, 1939-1945