2“The Gown”

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by Jen­nifer Rob­son (Wil­liam Mor­row, fic­tion, on sale Mon­day) WHAT IT’S ABOUT: His­tor­i­cal fic­tion fo­cused on two young em­broi­der­ers at the Nor­man Hart­nell fash­ion house in 1947 Lon­don who are work­ing on the fu­ture Queen El­iz­a­beth II’s wed­ding gown. THE BUZZ: It’s an In­die Next pick of in­de­pen­dent book­sell­ers. “A fas­ci­nat­ing look at life in post-WW II Eng­land,” says Beth Car­pen­ter of the Coun­try Book­shop in South­ern Pines, North Carolina.


Princess El­iz­a­beth leaves West­min­ster Abbey with the Duke of Ed­in­burgh af­ter their wed­ding in 1947.

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