Oct 25, 2020
The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding
Posted by Jennifer Robson

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 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 weddingLondon, 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 texti

  • Title: The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding
  • Author: Jennifer Robson
  • ISBN: 0062674951
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Gown A Novel of the Royal Wedding 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

    Erin

    I won The Gown in a giveaway 4.5 StarsI m going to be perfectly honest with you The Gown is a great book and I loved it for its entertainment value Its a beautifully written story and the characters are so alive that they just suck you in.But I also loved this book because it was my first time winning a giveaway So that definitely did get factored into my rating I m just being honest It felt good to win a free book that I was actually really interested in reading I, like a lot o I won The Gown i [...]


    Katie B

    Even though this historical fiction book revolves around the making of Queen Elizabeth s wedding gown, there surprisingly is a fair amount of depth to the story I actually picked this one up because I thought it would be a nice escape from some stressful life events and while it certainly provided a welcome distraction, I did find myself feeling emotionally invested in some of the characters than I initially had predicted Sometimes a book finds a way into your hands at the perfect time an Even t [...]


    Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    5 stars to this story of strength and friendship Happy New Year to all my friends Told in three voices over two time periods, The Gown is a stunning story In 1947 London, knee deep in a harsh winter with heavy rationing, the war has left its indelible mark Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin are embroiderers working at the famous Mayfair owned by Norman Hartnell Why is Hartnell famous For designing clothing for the princesses And what is the assignment of the 20th centu 5 stars to this story of strengt [...]


    Kate Quinn

    I had a chance to read this for a cover quote, and devoured it My quote Jennifer Robson embroiders life, friendship, and hope into the somber gray world of post war London every bit as skillfully as her seamstress heroines embroider crystal flowers into the folds of a royal wedding dress Miriam and Ann are both battling inner demons when they meet in the backroom of England s most famous couture house, but the chance of a lifetime the task of embroidering Princess Elizabeth s gown for the w I ha [...]


    Stephanie

    I admit that I requested The Gown because I was struck by that stunning cover and the title I m admittedly an enormous anglophile and lover of the British monarchy so when I saw the picture of the then Princess Elizabeth in her gorgeous wedding gown, I knew this book would blow me away Did it ever But not for any of the reasons that I thought it would I expected to mostly read about the young lovestruck princess and her handsome soon to be husband but instead, Jennifer Robson has carefull [...]


    Cindy Burnett

    While The Gown is a heartfelt tale about the creation of Princess Elizabeth s wedding gown, it is also ultimately the story of three women who strive to find their place in the world and how each deals with love, loss, and family The book is told in a dual timeline format with Miriam s and Ann s stories taking place in 1947, and Heather s in 2016 In the midst of the harshest winter in memory and shortages still resulting from the war, England welcomes the engagement of Princess Elizabeth to Li W [...]


    MaryBeth&

    Thank you TLC Book Tours for gifting me a copy of The Gown in exchange for an honest review.It is no secret that Historical Fiction is my favorite genre to read and The Royal Family are my favorite people to obsess over So, of course, I would have to read The Gown, a fictionalized account of the Norman Hartwell s fashion house as they created Princess Elizabeth s wedding gown in 1947 The story focuses on Ann Hughes and Miriam Dessin, two young girls working for Mr Hartwell The story jumps ah Tha [...]



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