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  • Published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2011.
  • Year Published: 2011
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Description: 303 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9781250006349
  • 1250006341

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The world of Downton Abbey

by Fellowes, Jessica.

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Where To Find It

Call number: 791.457 Fe

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Malletts Adult, Pittsfield Adult, Traverwood Adult

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"A Carnival Films/Masterpiece co-production."

"A companion edition to the Masterpiece presentation on PBS."--Cover.

Family life -- Society -- Change -- Lilfe in service -- Style -- House & estate -- Romance -- War -- Behind the scence -- Cast list.

A companion book to the popular British series about the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants offers insights into the story and characters and background information on British society in the early years of the twentieth century.

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As gilded as the age

This big, glossy book full of full color photos and behind-the-scenes information and stories is a perfect antidote for Downton Abbey withdrawal. In between seasons, this book can sate the demand for more Crawleys in a way that just re-watching the show cannot.

Great companion to the show

This book provide tons of background information regarding Downton Abbey, particularly how manor houses such as Downton Abbey work.

The real life of Downton Abbey

This book describes the very stratified British manor house in the early 20th century. Those who like the "Downtown Abbey" series will enjoy this book, as it describes how the characters would have fit into society of the time: aristocratic family or servants. The lives of the servants would not have been nearly as romantic as the TV show would have its viewers think, but even some members of the aristocracy, particularly women, lived circumscribed lives. Women had to wed, and landing a good husband was the sole job and goal of young, single women.

love the show?

If you loved Downton Abbey you will enjoy this book --it answers all of your questions

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