Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Do you love Downton Abbey?

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Picture walking down a winding path leading to a beautiful Edwardian style country estate. There's beauty behind the British interior walls, but also wicked secrets. Please, stop by for a spot of English tea and stroll through the magnificent English gardens. Don't rush, there's so much to see and learn.

The year is 1911; the extravagant Highclere Castle is the setting. We follow the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants during the reign of King George V. The first series follows the family through the two years before the Great War, beginning with the news of the sinking of the Titanic. From social life and customs during this period, to beautiful scenery, extravagant costuming, intrigue and delicious gossip, we love Downton Abbey.

If you love the PBS Primetime Emmy Award winning series, Downton Abbey, you might also consider checking out these books and dvds at your local library. If you haven't watched this series, get started today. We look forward to your visit.

Books:
The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
Below Stairs by Margaret Powell
A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd
The English Country House by Gervase Jackson-Stops
The House at Riverton
by Kate Morton

2 comments:

Cheryl said...

I love this series. I am totally hooked and can't wait for Season 3.

Leslie Deason said...

Thanks for your comment, Cheryl. I also love this series. I'm planning to start watching Season 2 soon. The Edwardian Era is certainly an interesting one. We hope you'll check out some of the books which are similar to Downton Abbey. Just check your local library for availability. Enjoy Season 3.