The world of Downton Abbeyby Jessica Fellowes ; photography, Nick Briggs ; foreword, Julian Fellowes

worldofdowntonabbey  Regina  Review by:  Regina

Title:  The world of Downton Abbey

Author:  text, Jessica Fellowes ; photography, Nick Briggs ; foreword, Julian Fellowes

Collection:  Adult Non-Fiction

Love the PBS series Downton Abbey? Season 3 has just ended and I’m entering late playing catch up with Season 1 and 2 on DVDs, trying to piece the relationships together. The World of Downton Abby by Jessica Fellowes has helped tremendously – I have such a great interest in English Country Homes anyway and this book is a treasure giving insight into the characters, the setting and time period, and the real Highclere Castle. Did you know the great house sits within a 1,000 acre estate in Berkshire and since 1679 has been home to the Earls of Carnavon? The turreted castle in an envelope built around a Georgian house, which contains the medieval monastery that first occupied the site. Although the beautiful setting wows me, it’s the characters that make the show. Actors and actresses, producer and directors are quoted as per their thoughts on the filming of the series. Great book if you want to explore the world of Downton Abbey.

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