Mean while I've been reading books in hopes of filling the gap, this one just didn't do it. Don't get me wrong it was very interesting but nothing that I've read so far feels like the show, well except for The Complete Scripts (Note season 1 & 2 are available for purchase in print, season 3 expected in the autumn of this year.
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle by Fiona Carnarvon
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
As the title suggests this book is about Highclere Castle, now famously known for the film location of Downton Abbey.
Lady Almina is the main focus of this book, being married into the Family in the late 1800's, becoming the 5th Countess of Carnarvon. Highclere was in its heyday and life for the Carnarvon family was at its best.
Lovers of the show Downton Abbey will enjoy reading about similar timelines, being able to compare how Highclere managed through the Great War, etc.
I would have liked to give this book a better rating but found many sections quite tedious, especially how detailed the battles of the war became. I was more interested in what was going on at Highclere (to each his own, if I wanted to read a book on the war, that is what I would have chosen to reading).
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