The Women of the Real Downton Abbey: Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey; Lady Catherine, the Earl and the Real Downton Abbey
The real-life inspiration and setting for the Emmy Award-winning Downton Abbey, Lady 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.
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|Grouping Title||women of the real downton abbey lady almina and the real downton abbey lady catherine the earl and the real downton abbey|
|Grouping Author||the countess of carnarvon|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-08-03 04:51:36AM|
|Last Indexed||2021-08-03 05:11:23AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780770435622|
|author||The Countess of Carnarvon|
|author_display||The Countess of Carnarvon|
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|display_description||This 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.|
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|title_display||The Women of the Real Downton Abbey Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey; Lady Catherine, the Earl and the Real Downton Abbey|
|title_full||The Women of the Real Downton Abbey Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey; Lady Catherine, the Earl and the Real Downton Abbey|
|title_short||The Women of the Real Downton Abbey|
|title_sub||Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey; Lady Catherine, the Earl and the Real Downton Abbey|
|topic_facet||Biography & Autobiography|