The World of Downton Abbey

The World of Downton Abbey

Book - 2011 | 1st U.S. ed. --
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A lavish look at the real world--both the secret history and the behind-the-scenes drama--of the spellbinding Emmy Award-winning Masterpiece TV series Downton Abbey

April 1912. The sun is rising behind Downton Abbey, a great and splendid house in a great and splendid park. So secure does it appear that it seems as if the way it represents will last for another thousand years. It won't.

Millions of American viewers were enthralled by the world of Downton Abbey, the mesmerizing TV drama of the aristocratic Crawley family--and their servants--on the verge of dramatic change. On the eve of Season 2 of the TV presentation, this gorgeous book--illustrated with sketches and research from the production team, as well as on-set photographs from both seasons--takes us even deeper into that world, with fresh insights into the story and characters as well as the social history.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2011.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed. --
ISBN: 9781250006349
Characteristics: 303 p. : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Briggs, Nick
Alternative Title: Downton Abbey


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debwalker Jan 27, 2012

Go behind the scenes and explore the world of Downton Abbey. Beautifully produced book with stunning photos.

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ChristyH Feb 12, 2014

A great look at the world of Downton Abbey! Even if you just read the text that accompanies the many pictures you will feel like you have had a peek behind the scenes of the show, and into the world of "Downton" in the early 20th century.

WVMLStaffPicks Jun 04, 2013

What a treat for fans of Downton Abbey! This lavish coffee table book is crammed with fascinating details about how life was lived by families and servants in England’s Great Houses. There are references to the important events and figures of the time with fascinating photographs and illustrations from the period. Interwoven with the text about historical context are stunning photographs of the actors with quotes and comments illuminating their characters and experiences while filming the TV series.

Dec 26, 2012

If you love Downton Abbey, you will love this. A beautifully written companion to the series. A mixture of information about real life during the period, the characters in the story and how the series is filmed, the book is fascinating to savour. Lots of beautiful photos and quotes from the cast.

Dec 25, 2012

A look into the life of all classes of society at the end of the Edwardian era in England. Interesting facts and very good photography. This would be a good reference book for students in middle school who were studying this era in history.

Sep 02, 2012

Great historical companion. Wonderful information about the costumes, setting, exacting details of making the series.

Aug 27, 2012

A great breakdown on the story. Wonderful photo's. Interesting book.

Aug 20, 2012

Fellowes book provides background on various aspects of life in a great house during the Edwardian period through the aftermath of WWI. We see that the Crawley?s way of life is on shaky ground.

Being a devoted Anglophile, there?s not much I didn?t know, but it was a nice book with great photos and a chance to re-visit this fictional world as we wait for season three!

debwalker Jan 27, 2012

Go behind the scenes and explore the world of Downton Abbey. Beautifully produced book with stunning photos.

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