The World of Downton Abbey
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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2011-12-06
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Posted at Shelf Inflicted As a huge fan of the Downton Abbey TV series, I was thrilled to find this book beckoning to me from the library’s front desk display. It’s a lovely book with gorgeous photos and historical information about British life during the World War I era. It shows the contrasts...
The World of Downton Abbey is what it sounds like: an overview of the time period and inspirations of Downton Abbey, with a little behind the scenes thrown in. My one quibble is with the gaping hole where Tom Branson should be. It seems the author, like the Earl himself, would rather just forget the...
Like the series, talent must be at the core of the Fellowes name because this book was way beyond my expectations. It was so obvious that this book was well researched and much was put into its' production. Like her father, Jessica Fellowes gives an in depth understanding as to the who, what, why an...
I thought this book was great. It gave a lot of interesting details about the show and the history behind it. If you know anything about this time period it will be interesting but will probably cover some things that you already know. I found the fashion chapter one of the most interesting because ...
If you are a fan of the BBC series Downton Abbey you deserve to buy this book for yourself. Mouthwatering photos, lots of background information on the backstory of the characters and the time and place. For the longer review, please go here:http://www.epinions.com/review/Jessica_Fellowes_The_World_...
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