Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle (Google eBook)
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Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for Julian Fellowes’s Emmy Award-winning PBS show, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon. Drawing on a rich store of materials from the archives of Highclere Castle, including diaries, letters, and photographs, the current Lady Carnarvon has written a transporting story of this fabled home on the brink of war.
Much like her Masterpiece Classic counterpart Lady Cora Crawley, Lady Almina was the daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Alfred de Rothschild, who married his daughter off at a young age, her dowry serving as the crucial link in the effort to preserve the Earl of Carnarvon's ancestral home. Throwing open the doors of Highclere Castle to tend to the wounded of World War I, Lady Almina distinguished herself as a brave and remarkable woman.
This rich tale contrasts the splendor of Edwardian life in a great house against the backdrop of the First World War and offers an inspiring and revealing picture of the woman at the center of the history of Highclere Castle.
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Review: Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere CastleUser Review - Rachel Boling - Goodreads
If you love Downton Abbey, you might be interested in this book. It follows the life of the real life counter-part of the women of Downton Abbey, Almina, and her husband, who discovered King Tut's ... Read full review
Review: Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere CastleUser Review - Kim - Goodreads
loved reading about Alumina, Countess of Highclere Castle. if you like Downton Abbey, read the true story of it. Read full review
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