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Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey : the lost legacy of Highclere Castle

Author: Fiona Carnarvon, Countess of.; Wanda McCaddon; Tantor Media.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Media, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : Retail edView all editions and formats
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Tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for Julian Fellowes's Emmy Award-winning PBS show, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon. Lady Almina was the daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Alfred de Rothschild, who married his daughter off at a young age, her dowry serving as a crucial link in the effort to preserve the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
Named Person: Almina Carnarvon, Countess of; George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert Carnarvon, Earl of
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona Carnarvon, Countess of.; Wanda McCaddon; Tantor Media.
ISBN: 9781452606842 1452606846
OCLC Number: 774870090
Notes: Title from container.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by Wanda McCaddon.
Target Audience: General adult.
Description: 7 sound discs (8.00 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Pomp and circumstance --
Welcome to Highclere --
Almina, debutante --
A triumph for her ladyship --
Life downstairs --
Dressing for dinner --
Edwardian Egypt --
The passing of the golden age --
The summer of 1914 --
Call to arms --
Paradise lost --
War heroes --
Hospital on the move --
Death in the trenches --
The dark times --
The promised end --
From war to peace --
Another glittering season --
"Wonderful things" --
Lights out --
Inheritance.
Responsibility: The Countess of Carnarvon.

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Tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for Julian Fellowes's Emmy Award-winning PBS show, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon. Lady Almina was the daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Alfred de Rothschild, who married his daughter off at a young age, her dowry serving as a crucial link in the effort to preserve the Earl of Carnarvon's ancestral home. Throwing open the doors of Highclere Castle to tend to the wounded of World War I, Lady Almina distinguished herself as a brave and remarkable woman.

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