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Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey (Paperback)

The Countess of Carnarvon

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**Explore the fascinating history of the real Downton Abbey as the Crawley family saga makes its way on to the big screen with Downton Abbey, the major motion picture** 'An excellent depiction of English aristocratic life ... a compelling portrait' Publisher's Weekly * * * * * * The follow-up to the international bestseller Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey, this book moves the story into the 1920s, and focuses on the remarkable American heiress who came to reign at Highclere Castle. Sometimes the facts are even more extraordinary than the fiction ... This book tells the story of Lady Catherine, a beautiful American girl who became the chatelaine of Highclere Castle, the setting for Julian Fellowes' award-winning drama Downton Abbey. Charming and charismatic, Catherine caught the eye of Lord Porchester (or 'Porchey', as he was known) when she was just 20 years old, and wearing a pale yellow dress at a ball. She had already turned down 14 proposals before she eventually married Porchey in 1922. But less than a year later Porchey's father died suddenly, and he became the 6th Earl of Carnarvon, inheriting a title and a Castle that changed both their lives forever. Catherine found herself suddenly in charge of a small army of household staff, and hosting lavish banquets and weekend house parties. Although the couple were very much in love, considerable challenges lay ahead for Catherine. They were immediately faced with the task of saving Highclere when debts threatened to destroy the estate. As the 1920s moved to a close, Catherine's adored brother died and she began to lose her husband to the distractions London had to offer. When the Second World War broke out, life at the Castle would never be the same again. Drawing on rich material from the private archives at Highclere, including beautiful period photographs, the current Countess of Carnarvon transports us back to the thrilling and alluring world of the 'real Downton Abbey' and its inhabitants.

General

Imprint: Hodder Paperback
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: September 2014
First published: 2013
Authors: The Countess of Carnarvon
Dimensions: 298 x 130 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 350
ISBN-13: 978-1-4447-6212-9
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Social classes
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Social classes > General
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
LSN: 1-4447-6212-5
Barcode: 9781444762129

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