Lady Catherine, the Earl & the Real Downton Abbey  - By Lady Fiona, the 8th Countess of Carnarvon

Lady Catherine, the Earl & the Real Downton Abbey

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By Lady Fiona, the 8th Countess of Carnarvon

A captivating follow-up to the best selling Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey, this is the story of Catherine Wendell, the American beauty who married the 6th Earl of Carnarvon and presided over Highclere Castle during the Jazz Age. Highclere Castle, the grand estate that serves as the setting for Downton Abbey, fell on hard times after the First World War like many other of England's grand houses. This is the story of it's survival. Relying on copious notes including diaries and scrapbooks form the castle's arcives, the current Countess of Carnarvon brings to alive a very modern story in a beautiful and fabled setting.

•"Gives the juicy backstory behind last year's Emmy-winning Masterpiece Theatre drama." New York Times.

•Paperback, 368 pages, 104 black & white illustrations.

•8" height x 5.25" width

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