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TitleThe wedding dress sewing circle : a novel / Jennifer Ryan.
AuthorRyan, Jennifer, 1973- author.
CollectionAdult Fiction
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FIC RYA11584500002699JohnsonburgAvailable

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780593158838 :
International Standard Book Number 0593158830 :
Personal Name Ryan, Jennifer, 1973- author.
Title Statement The wedding dress sewing circle : a novel / Jennifer Ryan.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint New York : Ballantine Books, [2022]
Physical Description 411 pages ; 25 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Summary, Etc. "Three plucky women lift the spirits of homefront brides in wartime Britain, where clothes rationing leaves little opportunity for pomp or celebration-even at weddings-in this heartwarming novel based on true events, from the bestselling author of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir. After renowned fashion designer Cressida Westcott loses both her home and her design house in the London Blitz, she has nowhere to go but the family manor house she fled decades ago. Praying that her niece and nephew will be more hospitable than her brother had been, she arrives with nothing but the clothes she stands in, at a loss as to how to rebuild her business from a quaint country village. Her niece, Violet Westcott, is thrilled that her famous aunt is coming to stay-the village has been interminably dull with all the men off fighting. But just as Cressida arrives, so does Violet's conscription letter. It couldn't have come at a worse time; how will she ever find a suitably aristocratic husband if she has to spend her days wearing a frumpy uniform and doing war work? Meanwhile, the local vicar's daughter, Grace Carlisle, is trying in vain to repair her mother's gown, her only chance of a white wedding. When Cressida Westcott appears at the local Sewing Circle meeting, Grace asks for her help-but Cressida has much more to teach the ladies than just simple sewing skills. Before long, Cressida's spirit and ambition galvanizes the village group into action, and they find themselves mending wedding dresses not only for local brides, but for brides across the country. And as the women dedicate themselves to helping others celebrate love, they might even manage to find it for themselves..."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Fashion designers Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Sewing Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Wedding costume Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term World War, 1939-1945 England Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Great Britain History George VI, 1936-1952 Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Additional Physical Form Entry Online version: Ryan, Jennifer, 1973- New York : Ballantine Books, [2022] Wedding dress sewing circle (DLC) 2021052768. 9780593158852

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