The Gown

With The Gown, Jennifer Robson takes us inside the workrooms where one of the most famous wedding gowns in history was created to tell a story of women whose lives are woven together by the pain of survival, the bonds of friendship, and the ...

The Gown

The Gown

Perfect for anyone who's captivated by The Crown, The Gown 'will dazzle and delight' (Independent)! The Gown is 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. London, 1947: Besieged by a harsh winter, burdened by shortages and rationing, the people of post-war Britain are suffering despite their nation's recent victory. For Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, embroiderers at the famed Mayfair fashion house of Norman Hartnell, a glimmer of brightness comes in the form of their unlikely friendship and being chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime honour: taking part in the creation of Princess Elizabeth's wedding gown. Toronto, 2016: Heather Mackenzie seeks to unravel the mystery of a legacy from her late grandmother. How did her beloved nan, 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 to tell a story of women whose lives are woven together by the pain of survival, the bonds of friendship, and the redemptive power of love. 'Robson succeeds in creating a riveting drama of female friendship, of lives fully lived despite unbearable loss, and of the steadfast effort required to bring forth beauty after surviving war' Independent 'A great tale of female friendship' The People's Friend

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The Gown
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Jennifer Robson
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-31 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Perfect for anyone who's captivated by The Crown, The Gown 'will dazzle and delight' (Independent)! The Gown is 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. London, 1947: Besieged
Leave the Gown Down
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Tracey Paolucci
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-29 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Tracey was the first in her lineage to be diagnosed with breast cancer. She read many books on the subject of breast cancer, but the vast majority was written by celebrities, wealthy persons, and oncologists. She wanted to write a book that would help guide the average person on this
Vogue: the Gown
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Jo Ellison
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-07 - Publisher: Conran Octopus

Something about a gown's intrinsic construction, unashamed opulence and sheer feminine romance ignites in us the promise of fairy-tale adventure and unparalleled glamour. The magical gowns featured here give full reign to those fantasies, be they the sublime yet simple classical creations of Madame Gr�s, the heavenly bodies sculpted by
The Clown in the Gown Drives the Car with the Star
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Brian P. Cleary
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-01 - Publisher: Millbrook Press ™

Come along with me and learn all about reading! Brian P. Cleary's wacky sentences and Jason Miskimins's colorful art will make phonics fun! Find activities, games, and more at www.brianpcleary.com.
Vogue
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Jo Ellison
Categories: Design
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09 - Publisher: Firefly Books

"A look at gowns featured in Vogue throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. The gowns are organized into five styles: classical, fantasy, drama, decorative, and modern."--

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