The Resource The Gown, Jennifer Robson, (electronic resource)

The Gown, Jennifer Robson, (electronic resource)

Label
The Gown
Title
The Gown
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Robson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the internationally bestselling author of Somewhere in France comes an enthralling historical novel about one of the most famous wedding dresses of the twentieth century?Queen Elizabeth's wedding gown?and the fascinating women who made it. "Millions will welcome this joyous event as a flash of color on the long road we have to travel." ?Sir Winston Churchill on the news of Princess Elizabeth's forthcoming wedding 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. Toronto, 2016: 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 that so closely resemble the motifs on the stunning gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her wedding almost seventy years before? And what was her Nan's connection to the celebrated textile artist and holocaust survivor Miriam Dassin? With The Gown, Jennifer Robson 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, she introduces readers to three unforgettable heroines, their points of view alternating and intersecting throughout its pages, whose lives are woven together by the pain of survival, the bonds of friendship, and the redemptive power of love
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Calin, Marisa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elizabeth
  • Wedding costume
  • Women dressmakers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • London (England)
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not applicable
Label
The Gown, Jennifer Robson, (electronic resource)
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OverDrive Audiobook
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062891983
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
8F1F36FB-5F17-40EF-9A87-937DB998F1D9
System control number
(OCoLC)1059026996
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Gown, Jennifer Robson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive Audiobook
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062891983
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
8F1F36FB-5F17-40EF-9A87-937DB998F1D9
System control number
(OCoLC)1059026996
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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