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Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle

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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 Downton Abbey, 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.

Customer Reviews

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

Tripe. Amateurish PR. Disappointing.

Good read

I enjoy historical books and this gave me some insight into the years of the "Great War". Almina was a remarkable woman.

Tripe-Trout/Tripe-Trite/Trout-Tripe

Well, she may have meant a "Trope". Tripe is one, isn't it? But it depends -- is this all about baiting fishes? If so, maybe it's a Trite Trout Trope. Ergo, depending on your point of view, that really could be absolute Tripe. (You'll just have to read the book to make up your mind. ;)

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Dec 27, 2011
  • Publisher: Crown/Archetype
  • Seller: Random House, LLC
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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