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

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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 Downton Abbey, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, ......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 Downton Abbey, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the 5th 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.

FIONA, New York Times bestselling author and the 8th Countness of CARNARVON, married Geordie, the 8th Earl of Carnarvon, in 1999, and aceded to Highclere ten years ago upon the death of Geordie's father. Highclere has become one of the most famous houses in England as the location for the PBS series Downton Abbey. She is also the author of the companion piece, Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey.

Author:
Carnarvon, Fiona, Countess of
Genre:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
310
Language:
English
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Publish Date:
12/27/2011
Copyright Year:
2011
ISBN:
9780770435622
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.7 lb
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    what a women! what a family! Who knew that the rothschilds bastard would bring such great things to life! This family changed the world! king tut! Nursing, psychotherapy! Well done! excellent, brilliant read!

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