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Jennifer Robson

Autor(a) de The Gown

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About the Author

Jennifer Robson is an internationally acclaimed bestselling author of historical fiction. She studied French literature and modern history as an undergraduate at King's College at the University of Western Ontario. She then attended Saint Anthony's College at the University of Oxford, where she mostrar mais obtained her Doctorate in British economic and social history. Robson worked as an editor for a number of years, but is now lucky enough to consider herself a full-time writer. She is the author of the historical novels After the War Is Over and Somewhere in France. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Jennifer Robson

The Gown (2018) 974 exemplares
Somewhere in France (2013) 516 exemplares
After the War Is Over (2015) 323 exemplares
Our Darkest Night (2021) 290 exemplares
Goodnight from London (2017) 269 exemplares
Moonlight Over Paris (2016) 232 exemplares
Coronation Year (2023) 120 exemplares
All for the Love of You (2016) 3 exemplares
O Vestido 3 exemplares

Associated Works

Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War (2016) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Locais de residência
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
King's College, University of Western Ontario
St. Anthony's College, University of Oxford
copy editor
Robson, Stuart (father)

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Jennifer Robson first learned about the Great War from her father, acclaimed historian Stuart Robson, and later served as an official guide at the Canadian National War Memorial at Vimy Ridge, France. A former copy editor, she holds a doctorate in British economic and social history from the University of Oxford. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with her husband and young children.



The second book in this series is primarily about Charlotte Brown and her life after the war. She went back to working for Miss Rathbone, a ward councilor from Liverpool. Charlotte works in her office as a constituency assistant, speaking with and providing support for people. When Lilly (Lady Elizabeth) marries Robbie (Dr. Robert Fraser), Charlotte is again brought into contact with Edward Ashford, who is now Lord Cumberland. Edward is still experiencing the results of his 4 years in the trenches and a period as a prisoner. He has broken his engagement and wants no help. His mother asks Charlotte if she could try to help him. Lilly and Robby are back from their honeymoon and asks her to stay with them. Shortly, Edward, with Charlotte as his nurse, goes to a quiet cottage on the Cumbermere Estate. Question for the rest of the book, does Lord Cumberland marry Charlotte Brown?… (mais)
baughga | 19 outras críticas | Mar 29, 2024 |
Lady Elizabeth Ashford (Lilly) was to be forced to marry someone she did not love. Since her parents had also not allowed her to go to college, prevented her from pursuing a relationship with Robert (Robbie) Fraser, a surgeon, and refused to let their former chauffeur who taught Lilly to drive continue working for them, she left and struck out on her own. Fortunately, she could stay with her former governess, Charlotte Brown, who was studying to be a nurse. Due to her driving experience, she was able to join the WAACs and maneuver her way to the 51st hospital in France where Robbie Fraser was stationed. Unfortunately, fraternizing with the medical staff was strictly forbidden, so they continued to write letters. When her brother Edward was pronounced missing, she managed to travel to Paris where Robbie was meeting her brother to let him know what happened.… (mais)
baughga | 19 outras críticas | Mar 28, 2024 |
I is 1940 and Ruby Sutton is a journalist in the US for The American during WWII. Walter Kaczmarek, the publisher of Picture Weekly in London sent a letter asking if Mike Mitchell could send a woman journalist to London to work on Picture Weekly's human interest stories. They would split her salary. Ruby was chosen because she had no family and WWII was waging in England and throughout Europe at this time. She arrives safely in London, is met by Bennett, a friend of the publisher, and takes up residence in The Manchester near the Picture Weekly's office. Bennett was very helpful, getting her established in The Manchester, explaining the ration books, and the IDs needed as well as taking her out to dinner the first night to a small Italian cafe. Just as she was settling in the bombs start falling in what comes to be known as the Blitz. One night her hotel is burned to the ground. Bennett again comes to the rescue and installs her in the home of his Godmother where she is welcomed. The rest of the story revolves around Ruby's setting in with this family, getting and writing stories, and wondering what Bennett actually does for the government as he comes and goes. As the occupation of France comes to an end, she is able to travel to there and report on the war for 30 days.… (mais)
baughga | 27 outras críticas | Mar 27, 2024 |
Nice bit of historical fluff. Competent writing and storytelling, but the ending is a little too pat for me.
fromthecomfychair | 4 outras críticas | Mar 17, 2024 |



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