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The World of Downton Abbey

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<p><b>A perfect gift for<i> Downton Abbey</i> fans, this book presents 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 that's now a feature film. </b></p> <p><i>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.</i><br /><i></i><br />Millions of American viewers were enthralled by the world of <i>Downton Abbey, </i> 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.</p>

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A perfect gift for Downton Abbey fans, this book presents 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 that's now a feature film.

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.

A perfect gift for Downton Abbey fans, this book presents 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 that's now a feature film.

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.

Specifications

Series Title
The World of Downton Abbey
Publisher
St. Martin's Publishing Group
Book Format
Hardcover
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
304
Author
Jessica Fellowes
ISBN-13
9781250006349
Publication Date
December, 2011
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.38 x 7.71 x 1.05 Inches
ISBN-10
1250006341

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1 customers found this helpful
Average rating:5out of5stars
I LOVED the series, now I have the book! Excellent reading, great story. If you have not seen the series Season 1 and 2....it is a must! Wonderful acting, costumes and sets, and you can order them on walmart.com!
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Average rating:2out of5stars
After watching the ent...
After watching the entire series in less than 6 weeks, I was looking forward to reading this book, but I was disappointed. I wanted to know more about Downton Abbey itself & the characters.... I wanted more photos of the clothing. What I got instead was a glossing of the characters, little on the clothing and more about the history of the eras in which the show took place.... and the blinking book ended after season two! Example: "Lady Mary would have done this, as at the time in England: blah, blah, blah, blah, blah....." I found that tedious, I wanted more of the story! The photos are nice, many have interesting side stories, but they are inserted right in the middle of a main idea and tend to be an interruption. Example, I'm reading about Lady Mary & the women of the time, and all of a sudden where the continuation of Lady Mary's story should be there is a photo of Elsie Hughes and a short blurb about her & her job, which completely cuts off Lady Mary's story and derails my train of thought. I was disappointed... so much so, that I will forgo the glossy presentation of the complete series.
Most helpful positive review
1 customers found this helpful
Average rating:5out of5stars
I LOVED the series, now I have the book! Excellent reading, great story. If you have not seen the series Season 1 and 2....it is a must! Wonderful acting, costumes and sets, and you can order them on walmart.com!
Most helpful negative review
Average rating:2out of5stars
After watching the ent...
After watching the entire series in less than 6 weeks, I was looking forward to reading this book, but I was disappointed. I wanted to know more about Downton Abbey itself & the characters.... I wanted more photos of the clothing. What I got instead was a glossing of the characters, little on the clothing and more about the history of the eras in which the show took place.... and the blinking book ended after season two! Example: "Lady Mary would have done this, as at the time in England: blah, blah, blah, blah, blah....." I found that tedious, I wanted more of the story! The photos are nice, many have interesting side stories, but they are inserted right in the middle of a main idea and tend to be an interruption. Example, I'm reading about Lady Mary & the women of the time, and all of a sudden where the continuation of Lady Mary's story should be there is a photo of Elsie Hughes and a short blurb about her & her job, which completely cuts off Lady Mary's story and derails my train of thought. I was disappointed... so much so, that I will forgo the glossy presentation of the complete series.
I LOVED the series, now I have the book! Excellent reading, great story. If you have not seen the series Season 1 and 2....it is a must! Wonderful acting, costumes and sets, and you can order them on walmart.com!
After watching the entire series in less than 6 weeks, I was looking forward to reading this book, but I was disappointed. I wanted to know more about Downton Abbey itself & the characters.... I wanted more photos of the clothing. What I got instead was a glossing of the characters, little on the clothing and more about the history of the eras in which the show took place.... and the blinking book ended after season two! Example: "Lady Mary would have done this, as at the time in England: blah, blah, blah, blah, blah....." I found that tedious, I wanted more of the story! The photos are nice, many have interesting side stories, but they are inserted right in the middle of a main idea and tend to be an interruption. Example, I'm reading about Lady Mary & the women of the time, and all of a sudden where the continuation of Lady Mary's story should be there is a photo of Elsie Hughes and a short blurb about her & her job, which completely cuts off Lady Mary's story and derails my train of thought. I was disappointed... so much so, that I will forgo the glossy presentation of the complete series.

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Average rating:5out of5stars

I LOVED the series, now I have the book! Excellent reading, great story. If you have not seen the series Season 1 and 2....it is a must! Wonderful acting, costumes and sets, and you can order them on walmart.com!

Average rating:5out of5stars

Beautiful Book!

Having become hooked on Downton Abbey, wanted more & this book has it--gets into the characters & photos are beautiful. Although I have a Kindle, it would do no justice to the photos & sometimes a book such as this is superior to digital. I would recommend this to any Abbey fans.

Average rating:5out of5stars

Great accompaniment to the show!

If you love Downton Abbey this book will give you more insight to the characters and the actual lifestyle of the period. It's a great way to explore the little nuances that cannot be explained in 60-minutes of television. Highly recommend!

Average rating:5out of5stars

Great Book!

I bought this for my mother and she loved it! If you are into the tv show Downtown Abby, like my mother & I are,you will be thrilled with this book. It is a wonderful book for the money! The 1.97 shipping is a real bargain & it only took 2 days to get it. Very Happy :)

Average rating:5out of5stars

Just what I ordered for my sister-in-law!

Ordered this for my sister-in-law. She will love it!


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