The Gown Week 1

Welcome to our first week of our brand new online book club. This month we will be reading The Gown by Jennifer Robson. The book is available in many formats: Print Versions, Hoopla eBook and Hoopla eAudioBook, Libby/Overdrive eBook.


The Online Book Club will take place completely online. Each month we will update the webpage with a new book and lots of goodies to explore. Each week, we will write a new blog post that talks about different aspects of the book. You can interact directly with other readers by leaving comments. Check back each week for new discussion topics.


The Gown is a fictionalized look at the making of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding gown. Famed designer Norman Hartnell was enlisted to design Princess Elizabeth's dress. The story revolves around fictional embroiderers, Ann Hughes and her co-worker Miriam Dassin, a holocaust survivor.


The author, Jennifer Robson is An Oxford-trained historian and the novel takes us into post-war England and lifts the veil of the realties of England during this time.


Next week, we'll be discussing the first ten chapters. If you're reading a little slower, do not worry. Just, wait to check back until you get there.


We are so excited to start this book with you <3




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Jakki's final thoughts on the Gown

*This post contains spoilers, don’t read if you haven’t finished yet. Oh the Gown, where do I even start? This book touched me, and I cannot bring to words why. I found myself crying through the end o

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