Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle (CD-Audio)
 

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Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle (CD-Audio)

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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, and the life of one of its most famous inh......more

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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, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants: Lady Almina, the fifth 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.

Lady Fiona Carnarvon married the current Earl of Carnarvon in 1999, and they took over the tenureship of Highclere Castle in 2001.

Wanda McCaddon has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audio publishers and has earned more than twenty-five Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She has also won a coveted Audie Award, and AudioFile has named her one of recording's Golden Voices.

Author:
Countess of Carnarvon
Genre:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Unabridged
Format:
CD-Audio
Language:
English
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Publish Date:
03/05/2012
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9781452606842
Height:
5.5 in
Wdth:
6.5 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
0.46 lb
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