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|Named Person:||Almina Carnarvon, Countess of; George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert Carnarvon, Earl of|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Fiona Carnarvon, Countess of.
|Notes:||Translation of: Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey : the lost legacy of Highclere Castle.|
|Description:||316 p.,  p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.|
|Other Titles:||Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey.
Legado perdido de Highclere Castle
|Responsibility:||por La Condesa de Carnarvon ; [traducción, María del Mar López Gil].|
"Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration for the hit PBS show Downton Abbey, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon and the basis of the fictional character Lady Cora Crawley. Drawing on a rich store of materials from the archives of Highclere Castle, including diaries, letters, and photographs, the current Lady Carnarvon has written a transporting story of this fabled home on the brink of war. Much like her Masterpiece Classic counterpart, 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 the 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. This rich tale 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 the woman at the center of the history of Highclere Castle"--Provided by publisher.
- Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
- Carnarvon, Almina, -- Countess of, -- 1876-1969.
- Highclere Castle.
- Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography.
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain.
- Carnarvon, George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, -- Earl of, -- 1866-1923.
- Gran Bretaña -- Vida social y costumbres -- Siglo XX.
- Nobleza -- Gran Bretaña -- Biografía.
- Guerra Mundial I, 1914-1918 -- Nobleza -- Gran Bretaña.