Originally Posted by ladongas
By Jennifer Robson
About a seamstress/embroiderer who worked on Princess Elizabeth’s gown, and it’s surprisingly good- well written, not too corny, but sweet and rather exciting.
Queen Elizabeth and her two daughters have brief visits to Norman Hartnell’s atelier, but the major story is about the women who made the gown. It’s a warm and charming novel, many details of which ring quite true.
I thought it was a good read, and I wouldn't say The Gown
is corny at all. Parts of it are agonizingly sad.
It's more of a "royal background" book, but it does give a good glimpse of Hartnell and an even bigger and detailed one at couture manufacture, especially for royals.