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The World of Downton Abbey

The World of Downton Abbey Book
Author : Jessica Fellowes
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2011-12-06
ISBN : 1250016207
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A lavish look at the real world--both the secret history and the behind-the-scenes drama--of the spellbinding Emmy Award-winning Masterpiece TV series Downton Abbey April 1912. The sun is rising behind Downton Abbey, a great and splendid house in a great and splendid park. So secure does it appear that it seems as if the way it represents will last for another thousand years. It won't. Millions of American viewers were enthralled by the world of Downton Abbey, the mesmerizing TV drama of the aristocratic Crawley family--and their servants--on the verge of dramatic change. On the eve of Season 2 of the TV presentation, this gorgeous book--illustrated with sketches and research from the production team, as well as on-set photographs from both seasons--takes us even deeper into that world, with fresh insights into the story and characters as well as the social history.

The Chronicles of Downton Abbey

The Chronicles of Downton Abbey Book
Author : Jessica Fellowes,Matthew Sturgis
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2012-11-13
ISBN : 1250027632
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Great War has ended, but Downton Abbey is far from peaceful... "Americans can't get enough of 'Downton Abbey,'" said The Boston Globe. As Season 3 of the award-winning TV series opens, it is 1920 and Downton Abbey is waking up to a world changed forever by World War I. New characters arrive and new intrigues thrive as the old social order is challenged by new expectations. In this new era, different family members abound (including Cora's American mother, played by Shirley MacLaine) and changed dynamics need to be resolved: Which branch of the family tree will Lord Grantham's first grandchild belong to? What will become of the servants, both old and new? The Chronicles of Downton Abbey, carefully pieced together at the heart and hearth of the ancestral home of the Crawleys, takes us deeper into the story of every important member of the Downton estate.This lavish, entirely new book from Jessica Fellowes focuses on each character individually, examining their motivations, their actions, and the inspirations behind them. An evocative combination of story, history, and behind-the-scenes drama, it will bring fans even closer to the secret, beating heart of the house.

The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book

The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book Book
Author : Downton Abbey
Publisher : Weldon Owen International
Release : 2019-09-17
ISBN : 1681885948
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Raise a glass to the elegant past with this collection of drinks recipes inspired by the beloved historical drama. Cocktails were introduced in the drawing rooms of Downton Abbey in the 1920s, when US prohibition inspired the popularity of American-style bars and bartenders in Britain. This well-curated selection of recipes is organized by the rooms in the Abbey in which the drinks were served, and spans everyday sips to party drinks plus hangover helpers and more. In addition to classic concoctions like a Mint Julep, Prince of Wales Punch, and Ginger Beer, this collection features character-specific variations such as Downton Heir, Turkish Attaché, The Valet, and The Chauffeur. The recipes reflect drinks concocted and served upstairs and down, as well as libations from village fairs, cocktail parties, and restaurant menus typical of the time. The book also includes tips, historical trivia, and over forty color photographs featuring cocktails and cast members.

Downton Abbey Script Book Season 1

Downton Abbey Script Book Season 1 Book
Author : Julian Fellowes
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2013-02-05
ISBN : 0062238329
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The most successful British television drama of our time, the multi-award-winning Downton Abbey has become a national phenomenon in the U.S. as well. Created by Julian Fellowes—who received an Academy Award for his screenplay for the acclaimed Robert Altman motion picture, Gosford Park—Downton Abbey features stellar performances, ravishing sets and costumes, and, most importantly, absolutely riveting plots. Now the scripts for the entire first season have been collected in one volume, along with never before seen material, incisive commentary, and color photos that will completely immerse fans in the world of Downton Abbey.

The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook Book
Author : Annie Gray
Publisher : Weldon Owen
Release : 2019-09-17
ISBN : 1681883694
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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2020 IBPA Awards Winner! The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook presents over 100 recipes that showcase the cookery and customs of the Crawley household—from upstairs dinner party centerpieces to downstairs puddings and pies—and bring an authentic slice of Downton Abbey to modern kitchens and Downton fans. Whether adapted from original recipes of the period, replicated as seen or alluded to on screen, or typical of the time, all the recipes reflect the influences found on the Downton Abbey tables. Food historian Annie Gray gives a rich and fascinating insight into the background of the dishes that were popular between 1912 and 1926, when Downton Abbey is set —a period of tremendous change and conflict, as well as culinary development. With a foreword by Gareth Neame, executive producer and co-creator of Downton Abbey, and featuring over 100 stunning color photographs, The Downton Abbey Cookbook also includes a special section on hosting Downton-themed dinner parties and presents stills from across the TV series as well as the latest film. Notes on the etiquette and customs of the times, quotes from the characters, and descriptions of the scenes in which the foods appear provide vivid context for the dishes. The recipes are grouped by occasion, which include breakfast; luncheons and suppers; afternoon tea and garden parties; picnics, shoots and race meets; festivities; upstairs dinner; downstairs dinner; downstairs supper and tea; and the still room. From the upstairs menu: Cornish Pasties Sausage Rolls Oysters au Gratin Chicken Vol-au-Vents Cucumber Soup Soul a la Florentine Salmon Mousse Quail and Watercress Charlotte Russe From the downstairs menu: Toad-in-the-Hole Beef Stew with Dumplings Steak and Kidney Pie Cauliflower Cheese Rice Pudding Jam and Custard Tarts Gingerbread Cake Summer Pudding With these and more historic recipes—compelling to a contemporary palate and easy to replicate in today’s kitchens—savor the rich traditions and flavors of Downton Abbey without end.

To Marry an English Lord

To Marry an English Lord Book
Author : Gail MacColl,Carol McD. Wallace
Publisher : Workman Publishing Company
Release : 2012-03-15
ISBN : 0761171983
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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AMERICAN HEIRESSES TAKE ON THE PEERAGE. In 1895 nine American girls, including a Vanderbilt (railroads), LaRoche (pharmaceuticals), Rogers (oil), and Whitney (New York trolleys), married peers of the British realm—among them, a duke, an earl, three barons, and a knight. It was the peak year of a social phenomenon that began in the Gilded Age after the Civil War, and handed down the legacy of Anglomania, preppies, and the world of the television series, Downton Abbey. In all, more than 100 American heiresses invaded Britannia and swapped dollars for titles. Filled with a wealth of historical personalities, grand houses, gossipy anecdotes, and a feature called comme il faut—the very finest points of etiquette that ruled Victorian and Edwardian society—To Marry an English Lord is their story. Filled with vivid personalities, gossipy anecdotes, grand houses, and a wealth of period details—plus photographs, illustrations, quotes, and the finer points of Victorian and Edwardian etiquette—To Marry An English Lord is social history at its liveliest and most accessible.

Downton Abbey A Celebration

Downton Abbey   A Celebration Book
Author : Jessica Fellowes
Publisher : Headline
Release : 2015-11-10
ISBN : 147222969X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since the moment we first entered Downton Abbey in 1912, we have been swept away by Julian Fellowes' evocative world of romance, intrigue, drama and tradition. Now, in 1925, as Downton Abbey prepares to close its doors for the final time, Jessica Fellowes leads us through the house and estate, reliving the iconic moments of the wonderfully aristocratic Crawley family and their servants as they navigate the emerging modern age. Travelling from Great Hall to servants' hall, bedroom to boot room, we glimpse as we go Matthew and Isobel Crawley arriving for the first time, the death of Kemal Pamuk, Cora's tragic miscarriage, Edith's affair with Michael Gregson, Mary's new haircut, Thomas and O'Brien's scheming, Anna and Bates's troubles with the law, and Carson's marriage to Mrs Hughes. Alongside this will be in-depth interviews with the cast who have worked on the show for six years and know it so well. Packed full of stunning location shots and stills from all six series of the show including exclusive behind-the-scenes photography, this celebratory book is the ultimate gift for Downton Abbey fans the world over.

A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey

A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey Book
Author : Jessica Fellowes
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2014-10-28
ISBN : 1466872217
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It's 1924 and there have been many changes at Downton Abbey since the family and their servants first welcomed us there twelve years ago. A generation of men has been tragically lost at the front; children are once again breathing new life into the great house; a chauffeur now sits at the Grantham dinner table; and skirt hems continue to rise. Still, in the midst of all this upheaval, many things at Downton remain largely unchanged. Nanny still holds sway in the nursery, and there are still summer fetes to be organized, menus to be planned, and farms to be run. This gorgeous book explores the seasonal events and celebrations of the great estate—including house parties, debutantes, the London Season, yearly trips to Scotland, the sporting season, and, of course, the cherished rituals of Christmas. Jessica Fellowes and the creative team behind Downton Abbey invite us to peer through the prism of the house as we learn more about the lives of our favorite characters, the actors who play them, and those who bring this exquisite world to real life. A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey is packed full of exclusive new photographs, with a delicious array of traditional British recipes adapted for modern kitchens: kedgeree, orange marmalade, asparagus tarts, cream of watercress soup, Irish stew, lemon barley water, meringues with red berries, parmesan straws, Christmas pudding with brandy butter and more. From the moment when the servants light the fires against the chill of January, through the last family game of charades and the servants' Christmas ball, this magnificent book invites us to take part in twelve months in the life of Downton Abbey.

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook Expanded Edition

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook  Expanded Edition Book
Author : Emily Ansara Baines
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2019-08-06
ISBN : 1507210965
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Celebrate the beloved upstairs/downstairs world of Downton Abbey by dining like they do with this brilliant collection of inspired recipes and photographs for celebratory teas, themed dinner parties, and pre-movie binges. Re-enter the extraordinary world of Downton Abbey by experiencing the cuisine of both servant and master in this unofficial, expanded cookbook that offers a glimpse into the simple and extravagant meals of the early 20th century. Inspired by food from the award-winning TV series, The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook, Expanded Edition offers over 150 recipes to take you on a journey back in time. Whether you are recreating tea with cucumber sandwiches and berry scones or experiencing a full course dinner with salmon mousse and roasted chicken, this delightful cookbook offers you plenty of ideas for delicious dishes to impress your friends. Feel sophisticated and elegant as you indulge in the decadent menu Emily Ansara Baines, a professional caterer and baker, has prepared for you. Perfect for fans of the show and just in time for the release of the movie, The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook gives you the opportunity to experience Mrs. Patmore’s cooking for yourself by dining like the Earl and Countess of Grantham or seeing what food was like for the maids and butlers in the servant’s quarters. With all the recipes, photographs, and dashes of historical insight, this cookbook is essential to any Downton fan’s collection.

Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey

Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey Book
Author : The Countess Of Carnarvon
Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
Release : 2013-09-12
ISBN : 1444762141
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sometimes the facts are even more extraordinary than the fiction... This book tells the story of Lady Catherine, a beautiful American girl who became the chatelaine of Highclere Castle, the setting for Julian Fellowes' award-winning drama Downton Abbey. Charming and charismatic, Catherine caught the eye of Lord Porchester (or 'Porchey', as he was known) when she was just 20 years old, and wearing a pale yellow dress at a ball. She had already turned down 14 proposals before she eventually married Porchey in 1922. But less than a year later Porchey's father died suddenly, and he became the 6th Earl of Carnarvon, inheriting a title and a Castle that changed both their lives forever. Catherine found herself suddenly in charge of a small army of household staff, and hosting lavish banquets and weekend house parties. Although the couple were very much in love, considerable challenges lay ahead for Catherine. They were immediately faced with the task of saving Highclere when debts threatened to destroy the estate. As the 1920s moved to a close, Catherine's adored brother died and she began to lose her husband to the distractions London had to offer. When the Second World War broke out, life at the Castle would never be the same again. Drawing on rich material from the private archives at Highclere, including beautiful period photographs, the current Countess of Carnarvon transports us back to the thrilling and alluring world of the 'real Downton Abbey' and its inhabitants.

Exploring Downton Abbey

Exploring Downton Abbey Book
Author : Scott F. Stoddart
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2018-03-21
ISBN : 1476632200
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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 The BBC television series Downton Abbey (2010–2016), highly rated in the UK, achieved cult status among American viewers, harking back to the days when serial dramas ruled the airwaves. The show’s finale was one of the most watched in all of television history. This collection of new essays by British and American contributors explores how a series about life in an early 20th century English manor home resonated with American audiences. Topics include the role of the house in literature and film, the changing roles of women and the servant class, the influence of jazz and fashion, and attitudes regarding education and the class system.

The Real Life Downton Abbey

The Real Life Downton Abbey Book
Author : Jacky Hyams
Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
Release : 2011-12-08
ISBN : 1843588277
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Step back a hundred years to the world of the pampered, privileged upper classes and look inside Downton Abbey to find out exactly what goes on behind the magisterial doors of TV's favourite stately home. They were the super rich of their times, pampered beyond belief - the early 20th century Edwardian gentry, who lived like superstars, their every desire or need catered to by an army of butlers, servants, footmen, housekeepers and grooms. Class, money, inheritance, luxury and snobbery dominated every aspect of the lives of the upper crust Edwardian family, led by Robert Crawley, The Earl of Grantham - played in the hit show by Hugh Bonneville. While below stairs the staff, including Carson the Butler (Jim Carter), Bates the Valet (Brendan Coyle), O'Brien the Ladies' Maid (Siobhan Finneran), and Daisy the Kitchen Maid (Sophie McSherra), inhabited a completely different world, their very lives dependent on servicing the rich, pandering to their masters' every whim, rubbing shoulders with wealth and privilege, privy to their most intimate and darkest secrets - yet faced ruin and shame if they ventured to make the smallest step outside the boundaries of their class ridden world. From manners and morals to etiquette and style, The Real Life Downton Abbey opens the doors to TV's favourite stately home.

Downton Abbey and Philosophy

Downton Abbey and Philosophy Book
Author : William Irwin
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-04-10
ISBN : 1118386612
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A unique philosophical look at the hit television seriesDownton Abbey Who can resist the lure of Downton Abbey and the triumphsand travails of the Crawley family and its servants? We admireBates's sense of honor, envy Carson's steadfastness, and thrill toViolet's caustic wit. Downton Abbey and Philosophy draws onsome of history's most profound philosophical minds to delve deeplyinto the dilemmas that confront our favorite characters. WasMatthew right to push Mary away after his injury in the war? WouldLord Grantham have been justified in blocking Lady Sybil's marriageto Tom Branson? And is Thomas really such a bad person? Offers fresh and intriguing insights into your favoriteDownton Abbey characters, plot lines, and ideas Addresses many of your most pressing questions about DowntonAbbey's story and characters, such as: Should Daisy have liedto William about her feelings toward him—especially to thepoint of marrying him? Should Mr. Bates have been upfront with Annafrom the beginning about his past? Views Downton Abbey through the lens of some of the mostinfluential philosophical thinkers, from Saint Augustine and DavidHume to Immanuel Kant and John Stuart Mill Ventures upstairs and downstairs to examine key themesinvolving ethics, virtue, morality, class, feminism, the humancondition, and more Philosophical speculation awaits on every page of this essentialDownton Abbey companion. So take a seat in your personallibrary, have the butler pour a cup of tea, and start reading!

Downton Abbey A Celebration

Downton Abbey   A Celebration Book
Author : Jessica Fellowes
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2015-11-10
ISBN : 125009156X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This perfect present allows fans to revisit the home and the lives of the family and staff of the Emmy Award-winning series--and now feature film--with Jessica Fellowes's Downton Abbey--A Celebration: The Official Companion to All Six Seasons. "Downton Abbey set a new standard, and it's probable that in 20 or 50 years critics will look back and say that this was period drama at its very best, often imitated but never bettered." —The Daily Mail Since the moment we first entered Downton Abbey in 1912, we have been swept away by Julian Fellowes’s evocative world of romance, intrigue, drama and tradition. Now, in 1925, as Downton Abbey prepares to close its doors for the final time, Jessica Fellowes leads us through the house and estate, reliving the iconic moments of the wonderfully aristocratic Crawley family and their servants as they navigate the emerging modern age. Travelling from Great Hall to servants’ hall, bedroom to boot room, we glimpse as we go Matthew and Isobel Crawley arriving for the first time, the death of Kemal Pamuk, Cora’s tragic miscarriage, Edith’s affair with Michael Gregson, Mary’s new haircut, Thomas and O’Brien’s scheming, Anna and Bates’s troubles with the law, and Carson’s marriage to Mrs Hughes. Alongside are in-depth interviews with the cast, who have worked on the show for six years and know it so well, as well as a complete episode guide for the first five seasons and a teaser for the sixth. Packed full of stunning location shots and stills from all six seasons of the show including exclusive behind-the-scenes photography, this celebratory book is the ultimate gift for Downton Abbey fans the world over.

The Women of the Real Downton Abbey

The Women of the Real Downton Abbey Book
Author : The Countess of Carnarvon
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2013-10-29
ISBN : 0804140871
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

LIFE Downton Abbey

LIFE Downton Abbey Book
Author : Editors of LIFE
Publisher : Time Inc. Books
Release : 2016-01-15
ISBN : 1618934503
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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LIFE goes upstairs, downstairs, and into every fascinating historical nook and cranny of America’s favorite British TV mansion—and Highclere Castle, the storied 17th century stately home where the series is filmed. Magnificent photography and gripping stories make this a must-have read for the show’s millions of fans.

Find out more about: * The illegitimate daughter of a Rothschild whose marriage to the Fifth Earl of Carnarvon kept Highclere in the family. * Highclere’s connection to the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, the sudden death of an Earl, and the first rumors of a famous curse. * World War I, as it was depicted in Downton Abbey—and as it really unfolded on the home front.

Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey

Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey Book
Author : Emma Rowley
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2013-10-29
ISBN : 1466848251
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Gain unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to Downton Abbey in this official Season 4 tie-in book, complete with never-before-seen photos giving fans insight into the making of the runaway hit--a perfect gift for fans of the Emmy Award-winning series and feature film. Expertly crafted with generous inside knowledge and facts, Emma Rowley's Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey delves into the inspiration behind the details seen on screen, the choice of locations, the music and much more. Step inside the props cupboard or the hair and make-up truck and catch a glimpse of the secret backstage world. In-depth interviews and exclusive photos give insight into the actors' experiences on set as well as the celebrated creative team behind the award-winning drama. Straight from the director's chair, this is the inside track on all aspects of the making of the show. Featuring a Foreword by Gareth Neame, executive producer of Downton Abbey

The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook

The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook Book
Author : Regula Ysewijn
Publisher : Weldon Owen
Release : 2020-11-03
ISBN : 1681885352
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This elegant coffee table cookbook highlights the luxe and elegance of the Christmas at Downton Abbey and features a collection of traditional British holiday recipes, from appetizers to desserts, that were popular during the Edwardian period. Take a seat at the Christmas table of Downton Abbey, the historic British estate at the heart of the popular PBS series. Downton fans will appreciate this enticing collection of classic British holiday recipes from the Edwardian era, evocative narratives about Christmas traditions, and seasonal anecdotes from the award-winning series. Colorful photographs of finished dishes, fan-favorite moments from the Christmas episodes, and excerpts of character quotes bring the spirit of the holidays to life.

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey Book
Author : Emma Marriott
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2019-09-13
ISBN : 1472267311
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Downton Abbey: The Official Film Companion is a stunning memento, bringing the world and the characters of our favourite fictional country house to life. Featuring a foreword by creator Julian Fellowes, spectacular photographs from the production, interviews with the cast and crew, and a look into the historical and geographical backdrop of the film, this official guide to the Downton Abbey film is made to be treasured and loved by fans across the globe. With the film revolving around the visit of the King and Queen in 1927, it not only sees the return of all the main cast from the final television series, but also introduces some great British actors to the world of Downton, as we meet the royal family and their retinue. Join Emma Marriott as she returns to Highclere, discovers the new sets at Shepperton and introduces other locations the length and breadth of England that are now part of the Downton story. Hers is a unique behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, including detailed descriptions of how some of the most dramatic scenes came to life, and the talented team who made it all possible. The book is lavishly illustrated with stunning shots from both behind and in front of the camera, original costume illustrations and historical photographs, as well as capturing some wonderful off-guard moments during filming. A perfect companion to the cinema experience, Downton Abbey: The Official Film Companion continues the story of Downton, and will be treasured by Downton fans everywhere.

Christmas at Highclere

Christmas at Highclere Book
Author : The Countess of Carnarvon
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2019-09-05
ISBN : 1473571030
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Highclere Castle, known as 'the real Downton Abbey' bustles with activity at the best of times, but it is never more alive than at Christmas. Christmas at Highclere is a look behind the scenes at the routines and rituals that make the castle the most magical place to be throughout the festive season. Lady Carnarvon will guide you through Advent, Christmas preparations and Christmas Eve all the way through to the day itself, and beyond. Learn how the castle and grounds are transformed by decorations, including the raising of a twenty-foot tree in the saloon, the gathering of holly and mistletoe from the grounds. All the intricacies of the perfect traditional Christmas are here: from crackers and carol singers. The festive feeling is carried through to Highclere's Boxing Day traditions, the restorative middle days and the New Year's Eve celebrations. This book also tells the story of historic Christmases at Highclere - of distinguished guests warming themselves by the fire after a long journeys home through the snow, unexpected knocks on the door, and, always, the joy of bringing family - and staff - together after a busy year. As well as telling the stories of Highclere Christmases past and present, Lady Carnarvon provides recipes, tips and inspiration from her kitchen so that readers can bring a quintessentially British festive spirit to their own home. Lady Carnarvon divulges the secret to perfectly flakey mince pies, the proper way to wrap presents so that you and your guests are guaranteed a Christmas to remember. Lavish, celebratory and utterly enchanting, Christmas at Highclere is celebration of one of the UK's most beloved historic houses and is the perfect gift for any Downton Abbey fan.