The Women of the Real Downton Abbey: Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey; Lady Catherine, the Earl and the Real Downton Abbey

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Crown
Pub. Date:
2013
Language:
English
Description

The real-life inspiration and setting for the Emmy Award-winning Downton AbbeyLady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the 5th 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.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780804140874
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDcdbc1779-d781-2550-fd64-4c493edc3fa8
Grouping Titlewomen of the real downton abbey lady almina and the real downton abbey lady catherine the earl and the real downton abbey
Grouping Authorthe countess of carnarvon
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-08-03 04:51:36AM
Last Indexed2021-08-03 05:11:23AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780770435622

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorThe Countess of Carnarvon
author_displayThe Countess of Carnarvon
available_at_addisonOnline OverDrive Collection
detailed_location_addisonOnline OverDrive Collection
display_descriptionThis collection, available exclusively as an ebook, brings together two tales of Highclere Castle, the grand estate that serves as the central character for the hit PBS show Downton Abbey, from the current Countess of Carnarvon. A New York Times bestseller, Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey 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 Lady Almina, the woman at the center of the history of Highclere Castle. Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey transports readers to the 1920s and 1930s as the nations of Europe inched towards war and tells the story of Catherine Wendell, the beautiful and spirited American woman who married Lady Almina's son, the man who would become the 6th Earl of Carnarvon. Using copious materials—including diaries and scrapbooks—from the castle's archives, the current Countess of Carnarvon brings these stories to life in a beautiful and fabled setting.
format_addisoneBook
format_category_addisoneBook
idcdbc1779-d781-2550-fd64-4c493edc3fa8
isbn9780804140874
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:4344a08e-a4d8-4c96-b3ef-b5fccd13a9df-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:4344a08e-a4d8-4c96-b3ef-b5fccd13a9df1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
last_indexed2021-08-03T10:11:23.278Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_addisonOnline OverDrive
owning_library_addisonAddison Public Library Online
owning_location_addisonOnline OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn9780804140874
publishDate2013
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
overdrive:4344a08e-a4d8-4c96-b3ef-b5fccd13a9dfeBookeBookEnglishCrown2013
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_addison
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:4344a08e-a4d8-4c96-b3ef-b5fccd13a9df-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:4344a08e-a4d8-4c96-b3ef-b5fccd13a9df1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
title_displayThe Women of the Real Downton Abbey Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey; Lady Catherine, the Earl and the Real Downton Abbey
title_fullThe Women of the Real Downton Abbey Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey; Lady Catherine, the Earl and the Real Downton Abbey
title_shortThe Women of the Real Downton Abbey
title_subLady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey; Lady Catherine, the Earl and the Real Downton Abbey
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
History
Nonfiction