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Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

Author: Fiona Carnarvon
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2012. A paperback copy in very good condition.

Description
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for Julian Fellowes's Emmy Award-winning PBS show, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants: Lady Almina, the fifth Countess of Carnarvon. 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 Cora Crawley, 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.
Reviews

'bright, breezy and unpretentious in style.' -- Guardian

Author description

Lady Fiona Carnarvon married the current Earl of Carnarvon in 1999, and they took over Highclere eight years ago.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781444730845
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Hodder Paperbacks
  • : October 2012
  • : 2.1 Centimeters X 13 Centimeters X 19.7 Centimeters
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 942.291082092
  • : English
  • : 913
  • : Paperback
  • : Fiona Carnarvon
  • : 320