By Lady Fiona, the 8th Countess of Carnarvon
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for the award-winning 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 form 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.
When nineteen-year-old Almina Wombwell became the 5th Countess of Carnarvon in 1895, her marriage marked perhaps the most enticing chapter in the castle's history-an era marked by lavish gatherings and atteneded by England's most powerful families..
Paperback, 310 pages, 68 black & white illustrations.
8" height x 5.25" width