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Lady Catherine, the earl, and the real Downton Abbey / the Countess of Carnarvon
Biographies Biographies | Broadway Books | 2013 | First U.S. edition.
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Publisher
New York : Broadway Books, 2013.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Descript
xii, 353 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical table, map ; 21 cm
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Hadder & Sloughton, A Hachette U.K. company, London, in 2013." --T.p. verso.
Includes reading group guide, pages 351-353.
Summary
Using copious materials--including diaries and scrapbooks--from the castle's archives, the current Countess of Carnarvon tells the story of Catherine Wendell, the beautiful and spirited American woman who married Lady Almina's son, the man who would become the 6th Earl of Carnarvon, while paying particular attention to the staff who offer the Castle continuity between generations.
Contents
India, March 1923 -- A very English American -- The girl in the yellow dress -- From honeymoon to Highclere -- The heir is christened -- Saving Highclere -- Life and death in the roaring twenties -- Highclere in all its glory -- There may be trouble ahead -- Bitter sweet -- Two divorces and a wedding -- Recovery -- The coming disaster -- We are at war -- Blood, toil, tears and sweat -- Coming through darkness -- Shoulder to shoulder -- To play one's part -- The beginning of the end -- Celebrations.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-328) and index.
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ISBN
9780385344968 (pbk.)
0385344961 (pbk.)
9780385344975
038534497X
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