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Book Club Discussion: The Gown by Jennifer Robson

September 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The IPL Book Club meets the 2nd Monday of the month, January – October.
Currently, we are meeting online through Zoom meetings. To attend, send an email to Michelle at, or message us through Facebook. We will send you an invitation to the Zoom Meeting along with instructions for Zoom.

About The Gown:
From The Washington Post: When Princess Elizabeth’s engagement to Philip Mountbatten was announced in 1947, her wedding dress was the subject of speculation and intrigue in war-exhausted England. English designer Norman Hartnell (an inspiration for “Phantom Thread”) was given the commission, and the gown — with a 15-foot train of tulle embroidered with “York roses . . . star flowers, ears of wheat, jasmine blossoms, and smilax leaves,” plus crystal beads and pearls — was a Botticelli-inspired work of art. It’s the work behind that art that forms the through-line of Jennifer Robson’s compelling and informative novel “The Gown.”


September 14, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm