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A brief guide to private life in Britain's stately homes

Author: Mike Paterson
Publisher: Philadelphia: Running Press Book Pub., [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Timed to coincide with the release of the third and final series of the award-winning "Downton Abbey," which has attracted audiences of more than 10 million viewers. This Brief Guidecelebrates the Victorian and Edwardian eras that marked the golden age of the English countryhouse: a time when opulence and formality attained a level that would never be matched again. Author Michael Paterson skillfully and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Paterson
ISBN: 9780762447220 0762447222
OCLC Number: 778420357
Notes: Subtitle from cover.
"Masters and servants in the golden age"--Cover.
Description: xiv, 271 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Private life in Britain's stately homes
Responsibility: Michael Paterson.

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Timed to coincide with the release of the third and final series of the award-winning "Downton Abbey," which has attracted audiences of more than 10 million viewers. This Brief Guidecelebrates the Victorian and Edwardian eras that marked the golden age of the English countryhouse: a time when opulence and formality attained a level that would never be matched again. Author Michael Paterson skillfully and entertainingly explores the myths and realities of thisvanished world, both upstairs and down.

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