A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey

by Jessica Fellowes

The Real World

A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey Synopsis

The world of Downton Abbey fascinates audiences across the globe. Now, in this gorgeously illustrated book, we can delve deeper into the life of the house and those who work so hard to keep it running like clockwork, both above and below stairs. All the major events and seasons of the Great House are covered here - Christmas, Easter, the debutante season, the summer fete, harvest, the hunt and more. Through the prism of the house we also learn more about the lives of our favourite characters - just how Mrs Patmore keeps the kitches stocked and the menus varied, how Anna cares for and sources Lady's Mary's gorgeous dresses, how the gardeners keep the estate beautiful and productive all year round - and there are delicious traditional recipes for each calendar month too. Beautifully designed with exclusive new material throughout, this is the perfect present for any Downton fan.

The Good Book Guide Review

As popular as when it first started, the fifth series of Julian Fellowes’ Downton Abbey has just come to an end in the UK. A phenomenal success by any standards, Downton Abbey has won just about every TV award, from Emmys to Golden Globes, and is the most successful British television export ever, having been watched by more than 270 million viewers across the globe. The complete series has now followed the Crawley family through twelve years, from the fateful news of the sinking of the Titanic, in the first episode, through the Great War, and now emerging into a very different world. This book is a detailed record of the show, which begins as 1924 dawns, and takes the reader month by month through the year. In April, for example, the ‘wireless’ arrives at Downton for the first broadcast by King George V, an event that includes the whole household; July sees the house hosting a garden fete for the village; and November sees ladies invited to the shooting lunch for the first time, much to Carson’s displeasure. We can read about characters and storylines with the actors adding their own comments to the plot developments, and there are behind-the-scenes discussions between scriptwriter and directors, and features on costumes and props. For Downton fans who feel they are almost part of the family, this is the perfect gift!

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ISBN: 9781472220530
Publication date: 25/09/2014
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9781472220530
Publication date: 25th September 2014
Author: Jessica Fellowes
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Hardback
Genres: The Real World,

About Jessica Fellowes

Author of the worldwide no.1 bestsellers The World of Downton Abbey and its follow-up, The Chronicles of Downton Abbey, Jessica is the niece of the hit series' creator, Julian Fellowes. Jessica started as a journalist at the Mail on Sunday, going on to be the Deputy Editor of Country Life magazine, before deciding to focus on books. She has also co-written The Devil You Know: Looking Out for the Psycho in Your Life, with forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes, and Build A Business From Your Kitchen Table, ghostwritten for the founders of notonthehighstreet.com, Sophie Cornish and Holly Tucker. Her first ...

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