Good Reads on Downton Abbey!
April 10, 2012
There's something about the charm of Victorian or Edwardian eras that capture our interest. Maybe it's the proper nature of everything, the dignity and regalness of the time. Perhaps its the fashion, taking us back to a time of many layers, pantaloons, and petticoats.
But whatever it is, it seems all of us have been at one time or another intrigued by a story that takes place during these eras. A popular title right now is the TV series, Downton Abbey. Starting in 1912 and progressing onwards, it shows us the struggles these people face as the old era meets the new. Women's rights, war, and various other issues arise to heighten the drama, which has captured many fans.
And if, perchance, you are such a fan, there's a few titles here at our Library that I'd like to recommend to you!
- Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: the Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle
Tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for Downton Abbey
- Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoirs
This book inspired Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs
- Victorian Romance Emma
A graphic novel that has been meticulously researched to capture the love story between a maid and a man of class.
So, check all these titles out to hold you over until the next season of Downton Abbey arrives!
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