The Chronicles of Downton Abbey: A New Era
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... show more
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 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.
Publish date: November 13th 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 314
Edition language: English
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I LOVE this book, with its amazing pictures and fun insights into the show and the culture in England in the early 20th century! As a huge Downton Abbey fan I was thrilled to find this at the library, but I think I may have to break down and buy this book.
Another book for the Downton Abbey fan in your life. Lavish photography, little details, and some interesting photo spreads. While there are details, if you've seen the first episode of the third season, there really are not any spoilers. Two new characters -- Lady Grantham's mother, Mrs. Levinson, ...
A very informative and pretty thorough look at the world - social, political, day-to-day details and routines - of England, both among the peerage and the lower classes during the time period of the third series/season of the show.Particularly the politics, which are really glossed over in this seri...
My opinion: Fellowes has definitely inherited her Uncle's perfection gene. when it comes to the arts! Although this book was much more written word, she continues to do a rockin' job at explaining the history of England's upper crust homes, as well as giving examples of those from that period of tim...