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Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

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Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by The Countess of Carnarvon
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Dec 27, 2011 | ISBN 9780770435622

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Almina was a woman of great charm and courage.”
New York Times Book Review

“The more interesting and entertaining book is Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle. Written by the castle’s current countess, Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the Eighth Countess of Carnarvon and great-granddaughter-in-law of Lady Almina, the book is a fascinating look at the woman of the house who turned her castle into a hospital for wounded British soldiers returning from World War I. (It corresponds perfectly with this season’s war story line on Downton Abbey.)”
USA Today

“Gives the juicy backstory behind last year’s Emmy-winning ‘Masterpiece Theater’ drama.”
New York Times

“If you can’t wait for the new season of ‘Downton Abbey’…this one’s for you….a revealing portrait of the changing times.”
New York Post
 
“[A] fascinating insight into how the seriously rich once lived.”
Newsweek Daily Beast
 
“The present Lady Carnarvon, who tapped the family archives for her comprehensive research, dramatically captures the estate during the pre-war and war years, and paints a compelling…portrait of Lady Almina.”
Newark Star-Ledger

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