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The World of Downton Abbey

Jessica Fellowes / Elizabeth McGovern
Downton Abbey has captured the imagination of the nation. Written by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes the show has become the benchmark for quality drama and a commentary on all things British.Downton Abbey portrays a world of elegance and decadence a world of duty and obedience and a world of romance and rivalry: this companion book full of rich historical detail takes fans deeper into that period than ever before.Step inside one of the most beautiful houses in Britain past Carson the butler at the front door and into the grand hallway. Catch a glimpse of the family having drinks in the drawing room before dinner dressed in their evening finery whilst Lord Grantham finishes writing a letter in his study. Then climb the grand sweeping staircase to the maze of rooms upstairs and peak through Lady Mary’s open door to see Anna her maid tidying scent bottles and jewellery on the ornate dressing table. Follow Anna down the servants’ stairs and into the kitchens to watch Mrs Patmore frantically preparing dinner. Mrs Hughes keeps a watchful eye from her study and the world of Downton comes alive before you.Experience the inner workings of the downstairs life and be dazzled by the glamour of upstairs life with profiles of all the major characters interviews with the actors behind the scenes insights and in-depth information on costumes and props.Jessica Fellowes bestseller The World of Downton Abbey is a top pick for fans of historical drama. It's a Sunday Times bestselling book that offers a deep dive into the history of one of Britain's most elegant eras.For fans of Emma Marriott (The World of Poldark) Richard Coles (Fathomless Riches) Jessica Mitford (Hons and Rebels) Annie Gray (The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook) and Jacky Hyams (The Real Life Downton Abbey).

  • Published by HarperCollins UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre History
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 15th September 2011
  • Duration 03 Hrs. 23 Mins.
  • ISBN 9780007440429