Suffering from Downton Abbey Withdrawal? Check Out the Library
March 21, 2013
It's been a few weeks since the curtain closed on those lovable, albeit slightly snooty, Crawleys and their little house in the country, Downton Abbey. In Downton Abbey's third season, life was a roller coaster for our plucky little group of aristocrats and their livery - some were born, some died, and still others couldn't catch a husband with a fishing net.
If you find yourself missing the Crawleys and all their fussing over appropriate dinner attire and the proper handling of soup tureens, you might be suffering from what's commonly known as Downton Abbey Withdrawal. Let MCPL help. We have books and movies to get you through until next season’s premiere.
If you like your aristocrats a little more starched, check out the classic BBC drama Upstairs, Downstairs. The Bellamy family and their servants are two separate families living under the same roof – one upstairs, the other down.
Or, try the murder mystery Gosford Park by Kansas City native, Robert Altman. Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for this film that follows a murder investigation at an English country house from the perspective of the privileged guests and their not-so-privileged servants.
Just want to lose yourself in the pages of epic novel? Read Ashenden by Elizabeth Wilhide. Beginning in present day and looking back 240 years, Ashenden delves into the lives of the people who live under the roof of a grand English house, as well as into the hearts of those who love it and those who would try to destroy it.
So while you wait for the fourth season of Downton Abbey, stay calm, carry on, and visit the Library.