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

Author: Fiona Carnarvon, Countess of
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection, available exclusively as an ebook, brings together two tales of Highclere Castle, the grand estate that serves as the central character for the hit PBS show Downton Abbey, from the current Countess of Carnarvon. A New York Times bestseller, Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey contrasts the splendor of Edwardian life in a great house against the backdrop of the First World War and offers an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Carnarvon, Fiona, Countess of, author.
Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey.
New York : Broadway Paperbacks, c2011
(DLC) 2011042617
(OCoLC)758387421
Named Person: Almina Carnarvon, Countess of; George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert Carnarvon, Earl of
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona Carnarvon, Countess of
ISBN: 9780804140874 0804140871
OCLC Number: 861508527
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents: Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey --
Lady Catherine, the earl and the real Downton Abbey.
Other Titles: Lost legacy of Highclere Castle
Responsibility: by the Countess of Carnarvon.

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This collection, available exclusively as an ebook, brings together two tales of Highclere Castle, the grand estate that serves as the central character for the hit PBS show Downton Abbey, from the current Countess of Carnarvon. A New York Times bestseller, Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey contrasts the splendor of Edwardian life in a great house against the backdrop of the First World War and offers an inspiring and revealing picture of Lady Almina, the woman at the center of the history of Highclere Castle. Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey transports readers to the 1920s and 1930s as the nations of Europe inched towards war and tells the story of Catherine Wendell, the beautiful and spirited American woman who married Lady Almina's son, the man who would become the 6th Earl of Carnarvon. Using copious materials--including diaries and scrapbooks--from the castle's archives, the current Countess of Carnarvon brings these stories to life in a beautiful and fabled setting.--From publisher's description.

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