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Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey : the lost legacy of Highclere Castle

Summary: 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 5th Countess of Carnarvon.

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  • ISBN: 0770435629
  • ISBN: 9780770435622
  • Physical Description: x, 310 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : facsimiles, illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
    sound disc
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Publisher: ©2011

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-300) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Pomp and circumstance -- Welcome to Highclere -- Almina, debutante -- A triumph for her ladyship -- Life downstairs -- Dressing for dinner -- Edwardian Egypt -- The passing of the golden age -- The summer of 1914 -- Call to arms -- Paradise lost -- War heroes -- Hospital on the move -- Death in the trenches -- The dark times -- The promised end -- From war to peace -- Another glittering season -- "Wonderful things" -- Lights out -- Inheritance.
Subject: Great Britain Social life and customs
Great Britain Social life and customs 20th century
World War, 1914-1918 Great Britain
Nobility Great Britain Biography
Highclere Castle.
Carnarvon, George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert Earl of 1866-1923
Carnarvon, Almina Countess of 1876-1969
Genre: Biographies.
Sound recordings.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.


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