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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey by Fiona, Countess of Carnarvon

9780385344968 lady catherineThis is the follow-up to Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey, which tells the story of Catherine Wendell, the beautiful American woman who married Lady Almina’s son Porchey, the 6th Earl of Carnarvon. The couple presided over Highclere Castle, the estate which is the setting for the PBS show Downton Abbey.

You will discover details about the family and the staff. What the culture of the day was truly like, many parties, trips, affairs, and worrying about the financial stability of Highclere Castle. This book was written using diaries and scrapbooks from the castle’s archives.

If you love Downton Abbey like I do (“What is a weekend?”), you will enjoy the details of this real life drama while you wait for the 4th season to start in January. This book is available in Trade Paper and a Playaway digital audiobook, which is a very fun way to listen to a book!


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  1. For the sake of fair play and to give American readers all the possible choices available may I please mention that as with the previous coverage in 2011 regarding the life and times of Lady Almina ( the colourful Fifth Countess) in two books with distinct differences of fact , my book ” Catherine and Tilly: Porchey Carnarvon’s Two Duped Wives. The Tragic Tales of the Sixth Countesses of Carnarvon” will play out for what its worth or not alongside Highclere’s latest romp on Catherine Wendell. My narrative draws on original papers, newspapers and the Wendell papers in Portsmouth Athenaeum, in Maine as well as the good will of members of the Wendell family. It will also be based on interviews and testimony from several people who knew and dearly loved Catherine. A sketch of Tilly Losch the great dancer, and bit part actress, a sort of combined Madonna and Lady Gaga of her time, is included too. Kind Regards, William Cross, FSA Scot.

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