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

Author: Fiona Carnarvon, Countess of.
Publisher: [Bath] : Windsor/Paragon, 2012, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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At 19, with an enormous dowry, Almina married the 5th Earl of Carnavon. Life at Highclere Castle was a dizzying mix of sumptuous banquets for 500 and even the occasional royal visitor. Almina oversaw 80 members of staff - many of whom came from families who had worked at Highclere for generations. But when the First World War broke out, life at Highclere, both upstairs and downstairs, changed forever.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Almina Carnarvon, Countess of; Almina Carnarvon, Countess of
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona Carnarvon, Countess of.
ISBN: 9781445893457 1445893452 9781445893464 1445893460
OCLC Number: 780334698
Notes: Standard print ed. originally published: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2011.
Description: x, 298 pages, [32] pages of plates (large print) : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Pomp and circumstance --
2. Welcome to Highclere --
3. Almina --
debutante --
4. A triumph for Her Ladyship --
5. Life downstairs --
6. Dressing for dinner --
7. Edwardian Egypt --
8. The passing of the golden age --
9. The summer of 1914 --
10. Call to arms --
11. Paradise lost --
12. War heroes --
13. Hospital on the move --
14. Death in the trenches --
15. The drak times --
16. The promised end --
17. From war to peace --
18. Another glittering season --
19. 'Wonderful things' --
20. Lights out --
21. Inheriotance --
Epilogue: Almina's legacy --
Transcript of letters.
Responsibility: the Countess of Carnarvon.

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At 19, with an enormous dowry, Almina married the 5th Earl of Carnavon. Life at Highclere Castle was a dizzying mix of sumptuous banquets for 500 and even the occasional royal visitor. Almina oversaw 80 members of staff - many of whom came from families who had worked at Highclere for generations. But when the First World War broke out, life at Highclere, both upstairs and downstairs, changed forever.

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