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Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding
Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding | Jennifer Robson
One of the most anticipated reads from USA Today, InStyle, HelloGiggles, Hypable, Bookbub, and Bookriot!One of Real Simple's Best Historical Fiction novels of the year!"For fans of "The Crown," looking for history served up as intimate drama, and those seeking another angle on royal lives, "The Gown" seems likely to dazzle and delight." - The Washington Post "The Gown is marvelous and moving, a vivid portrait of female self-reliance in a world racked by the cost of war."--Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice NetworkFrom 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 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.
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aroc
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Early morning beach house reading. While the hubby and little one snuggle. 💛💙💛

mvegabec Good morning!! How do you like it? Is that book interesting? I have it on my TBR waiting 😺 1d
aroc @mvegabec So far so good! I don't want to put it down. 3h
mvegabec Great! I am looking forward to reading it! 3h
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CouronneDhiver
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Yay! My hold is finally here 😊❤️👗

#Audiobook #HistoricalFiction #UK 🇬🇧

Crazeedi I did enjoy this book! 1w
BiblioLitten Have you started reading it? 3d
CouronneDhiver Not yet! I have 14 days left on my audiobook loan. 👍🏽 @BiblioLitten 3d
BiblioLitten I‘ll send you the book! It‘s still waiting 🙈 3d
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Being a woman who sews and embroiders, not with the talent of these women, this book interested me a lot. It makes me sad to think that the women who did actually sew and embroider Queen Elizabeth‘s wedding gown didn‘t get more credit it for it. The stories of these two women‘s lives are quite interesting. I liked this book very much.

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Celebrating #MothersDay with my mom & honoring her mother with this dedication from Robson's The Gown. Pic of my gram (b.1890) also "an immigrant, a seamstress, and a most beloved grandmother." Loving this multigenerational story of a granddaughter discovering her Nan's past as a seamstress who embroidered Elizabeth II's wedding gown. And my sis-in-law (a Hartnell) is related to the designer! #ImmigrantSong #MayMovieMagic @cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Cinfhen That is truly amazing 🧡thanks so much for sharing 2w
Caroline2 Wow!!! 😯 how awesome is that!! 2w
CrowCAH Wow what a great story! 2w
rohit-sawant Wow! How fantastic! Appreciate you sharing 💜 2w
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I wasn't too sure about this one. I thought it might be too "royal family" for me, but I took a chance when it came up as an Amazon deal one day and I'm glad I did
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It is really not about the royal family at all but, rather, two women who worked on the royal wedding dress and one of their granddaughters who is trying to put the pieces of their story together.

There was a little bit of mystery, a bit of romance, history, and a shocking scene.

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candc320
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For whatever reason I had some trouble initially connecting with this story and had to put it down and pick it back up between other reads a couple of times. I ended up really enjoying the sort of “behind the scenes” view of the intricacies of embroidery and what it takes to make these gorgeous gowns, as well as the madness that surrounded the royal wedding. Not my favorite historical fiction book but still a very interesting perspective. 🌟🌟🌟

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SheReadsAndWrites
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I loved this book! Told from the viewpoint of 3 different women spanning generations, it's a story of war, love, loss, family, friendship, and discovery. When I read books with varying viewpoints, I'm not always interested in each one - I'm eager to get to the one I like. Not in The Gown. Each character is so wonderful in her own right I wanted to soak in every word of each story.
Lovely read
My letter G book for #LitsyAtoZ2019
@BookishMarginalia

Crazeedi I enjoyed this book too 1mo
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SheReadsAndWrites
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The perfect evening... Dogs ✔️ Book ✔️ Homemade Limoncello my friend made ✔️ 🤓🍸

JennyM You all look comfy there 🐶 🐶 1mo
SheReadsAndWrites It gets quite cozy with these two 😊 @JennyM 1mo
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jdiehr
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Not much time to post lately, what with the move and all, but I did find time to pick up this Kindle deal 😊

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Jenken1998
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Lovely tale covering three women, friendship, love, loss and resilience. Heather's much loved late Grandmother leaves her a box of intricatly embroidered samples that have a connection to the royal family. She sets off to learn more about her "Nan" and her secretive past. Well written historical fiction. timeline jumps connect post WW2 and present day. Great characters. I really enjoyed this one. ?????

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whatshesreadingnow
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5 ☆ A beautifully told story spanning two countries-two timelines. Ann + Miriam are embroiderers commissioned to make Princess Elizabeth‘s wedding dress. Decades later Heather‘s beloved grandmother upon her sudden death has left her a box. Riddled with mystery she delves into her grandmother‘s unknown past. The story is not so much about the dress, but the hard conditions they endured right after the war and the joy they found in their work. ❤️

BiblioLitten One of my favourite reads this year. 💕 2mo
whatshesreadingnow @BiblioLitten Happy you enjoyed it too! 💗 2mo
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BookishRedhead
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Loved this more than I thought.
I enjoyed the little bit of bouncing from 1947 to 2016 and back again.

GingerAntics This book seems really interesting. 2mo
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SheReadsAndWrites
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Hoping to put a good dent in this one today...🤓 #happysaturday #amreading

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Jenken1998
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Current vacation read 👗❤

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Eggs
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Well done, author Robson! Well researched to reflect not only the design and construction of the princess‘s wedding gown, but the fragile morale and economy of post ww2 England. The notes, recipe, acknowledgements, and bibliography entries were worth reading as well. @whatshesreadingnow

whatshesreadingnow That‘s great to hear.. happy you enjoyed it!! 😘 2mo
Ddzmini Beautiful gown 😍👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
Eggs @whatshesreadingnow @Ddzmini 😍 This photo from internet makes it look yellow...but it is 72 years old 2mo
Ddzmini It‘s still really beautiful 😍🥰 2mo
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Eggs
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💛 Sunday
🧡 Paul McCartney
💛 2 medical appointments and work
🧡 currently reading tagged book
#premondayvibes @pepsicola

Cathythoughts Happy Sunday ♥️ 2mo
whatshesreadingnow Good morning Sherri! 💗 Looking forward to seeing what your thoughts are on The Gown, hope it‘s as good as I heard🤞🏻 2mo
pepsicola Thanks for playing! 2mo
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Eggs Hi Tammy 😍 I‘m about 10% in and enjoying. Dual time line 1947/2016-HF. I‘ve had it on Libby hold for a month or two 2mo
Eggs Happy Sunday and happy week Cathy 😍 @Cathythoughts 2mo
Eggs @pepsicola avec plaisir!! 2mo
pepsicola @eggs merci beaucoup!! 2mo
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SheReadsAndWrites
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Happy weekend reading to me. 🤓

BiblioLitten Loved this one. 💕 2mo
SheReadsAndWrites I've heard good things...I'm excited. 😊 @BiblioLitten 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl It‘s very good! 2mo
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BookishRedhead
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Finally!
I've heard really good things about this book.
Different cover from what I've seen

Crazeedi I enjoyed! 2mo
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SheReadsAndWrites
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I believe I shall....🤓 #amreading

CoverToCoverGirl The Gown is excellent! 2mo
SheReadsAndWrites Is it? 😃 @CoverToCoverGirl It caught my eye but I hadn't heard about it. I'm excited to read it. 2mo
JennyM Gorgeous pic 2mo
SheReadsAndWrites Thank you 😊 @JennyM 2mo
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LoverofLit
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I enjoyed this historical fiction following the women responsible for the making of Queen Elizabeth's wedding dress back in 1947. Following the lives of two women who work next to each other embroidering the beauty of the gown together, it shows their lives and the love they have each for other and how a friendship can span decades, no matter the curcumstances. The only downside was the current day storyline felt unnecessary and detracted a bit.

LoverofLit #pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge A book that includes a wedding 2mo
TG789 Ahh I loved this book so much 🤗 2mo
Pricel101 Stacked! Looking forward to this one 👰🏼👑 2mo
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CoverToCoverGirl
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This wonderfully written #book about all the behind the scene workers that made it possible for Queen Elizabeth II to look so regal and majestic is well — wonderful. This book meanders along delightfully for the most part, although is really does have several very dark moments, that are handled realistically along side of being well written. Royalty and #historicalfiction fans will find it engaging as well as informative.

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CoverToCoverGirl
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My fav four! An appropriate (very good) #book to be reading for me! Both these lovely ladies — my very soon to be daughter-in-laws — have said yes to the dress! 👰🏻👰🏻
This wonderful picture was snapped this morning at our local maple sugar woods pancake breakfast! It was a perfect day for it!

#Romantsy

Reggie They gonna do a double wedding? Lovely photo btw. 3mo
MrBook Love it!!! 3mo
Tanisha_A Lovely photograph! Congratulations! 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl @reggie Thanks! No double wedding but both are planned for September! 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl @MrBook @Tanisha_A Thanks! 😊 (edited) 3mo
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Pamwurtzler
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I could not put this book down. This is a great book for fans of Lauren Willig - I‘m looking at you buddy readers @Librarybelle and @CouronneDhiver !!

Librarybelle I really need to read this one! Thanks for the tag! ❤️ 3mo
CouronneDhiver I‘m hoping to get to this very soon! 🤞🏽 3mo
MellieAntoinette I just bought this book! 3mo
Pamwurtzler @MellieAntoinette I think you‘ll like it!! 3mo
DGRachel I picked this up from B&N on a whim recently. Good to know it‘s good! 😊 3mo
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Reecaspieces
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My book haul! Like I need another book!! 🤦🏻‍♀️. Oh well. What‘s a girl to do! 🤷🏻‍♀️

Crazeedi Just own it and enjoy!😁 3mo
Reecaspieces @Crazeedi 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
TheSpineView We always need more books! 3mo
Reecaspieces @TheSpineView ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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candc320
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Being that I don‘t seem to be reading very quickly lately I highly doubt I‘ll get through even half this stack in March. However I‘ll give it the ol college try 😆! I‘m already about half way through the tagged book and will at least be starting the Thorn Birds as it‘s my book club‘s April pick. Past that I REALLY hope to get to Pet Sematary before the movie comes out in April and The Night Olivia Fell!

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booklover76
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Picture is actually from this summer. It is one of the original houses in my town now divided up into 4 apartments
It's convenient and super cheap rent.
I mostly read at night
No clue! I just ate lunch at 3pm

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Historical fiction about a woman who helped make a royal wedding dress.

Crazeedi I enjoyed this 3mo
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CoverToCoverGirl
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Look what just arrived in my inbox! @SquidgetsRoom 👸 👑 I have very high expectations for this one!

#AudioWalking
#Audiobooks
#Libraries still rock 📚

SquidgetsRoom Already?! That‘s awesome!! I‘m intrigued so, you‘ll have to make sure to let me know how it is! 🤯📚💖 3mo
wordzie 🙌 3mo
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BookNAround
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A mystery left for a granddaughter to uncover, a royal wedding, fashion, and a long ago friendship are just a few of the things you‘ll find in this delicious historical fiction. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/01/review-gown-by-jennifer-robson.html

Itchyfeetreader This sounds like my kind of a book 3mo
SquidgetsRoom @CoverToCoverGirl this is one u pointed out to me today!! 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl It is.. lol. I put it on hold at the library in audio format.. can‘t wait @SquidgetsRoom 3mo
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booklover76
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Apparently my knitting was calling me more than reading this weekend.
#24B4Monday
@TheReadingMermaid
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done on what you achieved and for taking part. 👏 3mo
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booklover76
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I was not expecting Jeremy to rape Ann. 😯😡

BiblioLitten Me neither! Made me want to tear that page right off!! ☹️😡 3mo
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candc320
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So excited to start this today 🤗🤗🤗!!!

JacqMac I loved it! Enjoy. 3mo
candc320 Thanks @JacqMac !! 3mo
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booklover76
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When your sprained ankle becomes a broken one...
Guess I have nothing to do but read and knit.

Ddzmini Awe hope you recover soon 🙏🙂 3mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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Karisa Check out the structure used by @TheBookHippie and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for #Botmbuddyread. Those two wonderful ladies have it down to a science! I'd suggest trying theirs out next month with Spinning Silver in March and then launching yours the next month. The more book chats, the merrier! 3mo
CouronneDhiver Depends how structured you want to go... @Librarybelle and I host super casual ones and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks goes for a bit more detailed/involved set ups. 3mo
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BiblioLitten Since it‘s just us, we can keep it casual. 3mo
TheBookHippie @Karisa AWE!!! Thank you so much!!!! I suggest to look at #ShakespeareReadAlong or #MGBUDDYREAD too they‘re both different than mine and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #BOTMBUDDYREAD .. find a hashtag and a schedule of some sort ❤️📖 buddy reading is so much fun!!! I want to read this too!! 3mo
Sungirl79 I would be interested 😊 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Just count your pages and divide it by 4 weeks. Divide it roughly even by pages or chapters and use this as your suggested reading for that week. Set a day of the week and time for discussion and name of your book club. I only read the suggested pages because I will get confused and give away a spoiler. We usually do 4 questions and a final thoughts/ thank you for participating as #5! And we find pictures that pertain to post with each question! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We don‘t tag readers, we just leave it open for all to join!! I hope this helps!! 3mo
readinginthedark For #ShakespeareReadalong we read an Act a week, kind of how @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks mentioned for hers, except ours always end up at 5 weeks for probably ~30 pages of Shakespeare (comparable to 60-100 pages of modern text, I'd say). We post a schedule at the beginning of the read of when the next discussion will be up, but people kind of jump in whenever they read it. And it's open to anyone, but we tag everyone who's expressed interest... 3mo
readinginthedark ...so they don't miss discussion. Usually people have plenty to say without specific discussion questions, but I'll add host thoughts or discussion prompts in the post, spoilers in the comments if there are any. And sometimes we post in-between discussions when we find something interested that's related. We don't usually tag everyone in those, since they're just additional fun, but we always tag our fellow hosts and use the Readalong hashtag. 3mo
readinginthedark Hope this helps! Every one is different, and people on Litsy are pretty low-key, so I'd say go for it! 3mo
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aroc
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Book mail! And only one is actually for me. 😁 I love buying books for people.

Lovesbooks87 Ashes in the Snow was so good but so heartbreaking! I love buying books for people too! 3mo
EclecticBookLover I see a 🍍cup back there! 🤣🤣 3mo
Rissreads Yes! There is nothing better than gifting a book ❤️💛💜🖤💙🧡💚 3mo
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Karen3
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I love all things having to do with the royal family so this book was absolutely my cup of tea. Robson‘s magic of story telling had me envisioning this gown in precise detail like I was sitting there watching as the ladies created it. 4 👑👑👑👑 for this one!!

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Leftik
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Started at Hold Number 92 and now we‘re here!

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A delightful read. Well written, engageable, and one where the power of female friendship shines on.

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Kboltz
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Story set after WW11, Anne and Miriam become friends while embroidering the wedding dress for the wedding of Queen Elizabeth. Based on true accounts of an embroidery with Hartnell in London. Nice change in an uplifting post WW11 novel.

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Bakingbookworm
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5 STARS - You guuuys!! *sigh* I luurved this book! .

The Gown by Canadian author Jennifer Robson easily deserves all of the praise & hype surrounding it. This is a beautiful story about resilience, love and the enduring power of true friendship. A great pick for book clubs and not just for fans of Historical Fiction and the royal family. .

My full review: http://thebakingbookworm.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-gown.html?m=1

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Mdargusch
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#FebruaryTBR
These are all the books that are for book clubs, read alongs, & buddy reads in February. 🤞🏼
#literarylove

IamIamIam I'm interested to see what you think of the Friday Night Knitting Club! I've heard a lot about it! 4mo
Mdargusch I‘m not a big fan @IamIamIam since I‘m not into chicklit. It‘s readable but I‘m only reading for a #Popsugar19 prompt #bookaboutahobby. I‘m halfway through. (edited) 4mo
IamIamIam @Mdargusch Whew, thanks for the warning! Lol, there's a good chance I would not have enjoyed that at all!!! 4mo
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TNbookworm I want to read The Gown! 4mo
Mdargusch It‘s a good one so far @TNbookworm 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Let me know about The Gown ❤️ 4mo
Mdargusch I‘m 100 pages in and I think you‘d like it @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s a typical historical fiction with multiple POV‘s that go back and forth in time periods. 4mo
Reviewsbylola I may need to borrow Towers Falling. Good looking stack. 📚 4mo
Mdargusch I thought you‘d be interested in that one @Reviewsbylola 4mo
vkois88 The Gown sounds really enjoyable 4mo
batsy I bet that Virago cover of Taylor's Angel is gorgeous! 4mo
Mdargusch Very pretty @batsy 💙 4mo
Mdargusch I had to google the gown @vkois88 so I could see the actual embroidery, then other gowns from that designer, and then photos of the actual workroom. 😄 4mo
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BookishTrish
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#audiowalk Anyone else started this one?

Jennick2004 Gorgeous!!!! 4mo
MallenNC I just read it last week. I liked the story! 4mo
julesG Love the sky on your walk! 4mo
Kaye Beautiful sky. Hope the book is just as good. 4mo
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Annborysowski
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I finished this book last night and absolutely adored it. The Gown tells the story of Ann and Miriam who are seamstresses in post World War II England. They work for Hartnell, a designer, who created Queen Elizabeth‘s wedding dress (and coronation gown.) This also tells the story of Ann‘s granddaughter, Heather as she strives to learn more about Ann and her life in England. Such a good read! This book has friendship, love, and a beautiful gown.

Cinfhen Sounds fascinating 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 4mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4mo
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JacqMac
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It‘s no secret that I really enjoyed this one. It has all the things I love in a good story. I also found myself googling a lot, to see what might be true and what might be fiction. I was hoping Miriam was a real person. Not a full 5🌟, but it came really close. I had a big Ann question that wasn‘t answered.
#HistoricalFiction #SubjectOfTheMonth

rubyslippersreads This is on my TBR list. 👑 4mo
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JacqMac
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Treating myself to some carbs for lunch. I also picked up some #readathon snacks. And I bought this cute little basil plant at the science fair. It looks a little hungry for sunlight. Just like me. lol Back into the #24B4Monday I‘m hoping to finish this book this afternoon.
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

TheReadingMermaid You're doing great sweetheart! 🤗💕👍🏻 4mo
Andrew65 Yes we are all dying for some sun (and some warmth). Looks like you‘ve got everything covered with those snacks. 😊 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 4mo
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JacqMac
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Starting! Just for a bit. I have to go pop into the kid‘s science fair this morning. And just the thought of people today is giving much anxiety.
#24B4Monday
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

TheReadingMermaid Don't worry sweetie you can handle it. Remember that you are strong and you can do this! 👍🏻 Try not to stress. Sending love your way 🤗💕 4mo
robinb Hang in there! 👍💪🤗 This book sounds really good! 4mo
Andrew65 Best of luck. You can do this and will be loved for being there. 😊 (edited) 4mo
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LeahBergen You‘ve got this! 4mo
JacqMac @TheReadingMermaid @robinb @Andrew65 @LeahBergen Thanks for the encouragement everyone. You‘re the best! I survived. Thinking about it is always the worst part. My son also has an anxiety disorder. And I know how important it is to show him he can fight it, too. He did a fantastic job. And @robinb this book is fantastic! 4mo
Andrew65 @JacqMac A proud mum, and a son that should be proud of his mum! 😊👍 4mo
TheReadingMermaid 💗💞💕💞💗 4mo
robinb @JacqMac Sounds like you AND your son triumphed!! Way to go x 2!!! 👏👏👏👏 You‘ve sold me on the book...stacked! 4mo
CouronneDhiver Ooo - love the sounds of this book 4mo
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MallenNC
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I enjoyed this fictional account of the women who made Queen (then Princess) Elizabeth's wedding gown. The storyline is a little predictable, and I could have done without one of the plot points, but I enjoyed the story. I loved the friendship between Miriam and Ann. Miriam especially seemed very real to me, so much that I searched to see if she was based on a real person! I wanted her to be real. Alas, she is fictional! #PopSugar19

bookseller_cate Just heard she might be coming to my hometown (Calgary). So glad to hear you enjoyed it. 😊 4mo
MallenNC @bookseller_cate It would be interesting to hear her talk about writing this book. There's a little of that in the back of this book, along with an interview she did with a woman who really helped make the royal wedding gown. 4mo
bookseller_cate @MallenNC I‘ll definitely have to bump it up my TBR pile. 4mo
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Sassy_Steph
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Oh my gosh I love Jennifer Robson‘s books! So good read it!!