The World of Downton Abbey

The World of Downton Abbey

Book - 2011
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A companion book to the popular British series about the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants offers insights into the story and characters and background information on British society in the early years of the twentieth century.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2011
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781250006349
1250006341
Characteristics: 303 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Briggs, Nick.
Alternative Title: Downton Abbey

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ChristyH Feb 12, 2014

A great look at the world of Downton Abbey! Even if you just read the text that accompanies the many pictures you will feel like you have had a peek behind the scenes of the show, and into the world of "Downton" in the early 20th century.

WVMLStaffPicks Jun 04, 2013

What a treat for fans of Downton Abbey! This lavish coffee table book is crammed with fascinating details about how life was lived by families and servants in England’s Great Houses. There are references to the important events and figures of the time with fascinating photographs and illustrations from the period. Interwoven with the text about historical context are stunning photographs of the actors with quotes and comments illuminating their characters and experiences while filming the TV series.

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librarianatlarge
Dec 26, 2012

If you love Downton Abbey, you will love this. A beautifully written companion to the series. A mixture of information about real life during the period, the characters in the story and how the series is filmed, the book is fascinating to savour. Lots of beautiful photos and quotes from the cast.

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camster06
Dec 25, 2012

A look into the life of all classes of society at the end of the Edwardian era in England. Interesting facts and very good photography. This would be a good reference book for students in middle school who were studying this era in history.

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geddesc
Sep 02, 2012

Great historical companion. Wonderful information about the costumes, setting, exacting details of making the series.

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HopeButterfly
Aug 27, 2012

A great breakdown on the story. Wonderful photo's. Interesting book.

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EmilyEm
Aug 20, 2012

Fellowes book provides background on various aspects of life in a great house during the Edwardian period through the aftermath of WWI. We see that the Crawley?s way of life is on shaky ground.

Being a devoted Anglophile, there?s not much I didn?t know, but it was a nice book with great photos and a chance to re-visit this fictional world as we wait for season three!

debwalker Jan 27, 2012

Go behind the scenes and explore the world of Downton Abbey. Beautifully produced book with stunning photos.

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