Beyond Downton Abbey is a guide to 25 great houses in Britain, with 25 compelling stories and 25 reasons to visit. It is filled with fascinating tidbits from the history of the houses and the families that lived and worked in them. Full color, with beautiful photographs, this is a guidebook for serious travelers and armchair tourists alike.
This collectible wall calendar- the first American license for Downton Abbey- features images of stars Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Dan Stevens, Brendan Coyle, and Joanne Froggatt in unforgettable scenes from the show's first two seasons spanning the years 1912 through 1917.
This elegant, week-at-a-glance datebook celebrates the series - the aristocratic Crawley family and its household staff, the sumptuous interiors, the incredible, historically precise costumes - with dozens of full-color photographs and memorable quotes and dialogues. The perfect gift - and just in time to mark the premiere of Season Three in January 2013.
The most successful British television drama of our time, the multi-award-winning Downton Abbey has become a national phenomenon in the U.S. as well. Now the scripts for the entire first season have been collected in one volume, along with never before seen material, incisive commentary, and color photos that will completely immerse fans in the world of Downton Abbey.
Downton Abbey --- a sprawling, lavish Edwardian mansion nestled in the Yorkshire landscape --- needs an heir. Dame Maggy Smith stars as Violet, the stubborn Dowager Countess of Grantham matriarch of Downton. Hugh Bonneville stars as her son, the stoic, unflappable Lord Crawley. Elizabeth McGovern is his far-sighted American wife, Cora. From Academy Award-winner Julian Fellowes comes the original un-edited UK version of the program.
The Great War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate for a third thrilling season. As other great houses are crippled psychologically and financially in the wake of World War I, Robert, Earl of Grantham, sticks to his duty to maintain Downton more firmly than ever. But in this changing landscape nothing is assured, and could it be that even the war-weary Crawleys must fight a new battle to safeguard their beloved Downton?
Season 2 of the Emmy Award-winning Downton Abbey returns as The Great War rages across Europe, and not even the serene Yorkshire countryside is free from its effects. The men and women of Downton are doing their part both on the front lines and the home front, but the intensity of war only serves to inflame the more familiar passions love, loss, blackmail, and betrayal.
Downton Abbey has quickly become an international sensation. Viewers across the world have fallen in love with the characters. This guide will help you refresh your memory about all the plots, sub-plots, and characters. The guide provides a recap of every episode (be warned of spoilers), descriptions of every major character, and a history of the shows production and origins.
Welcome to Downton Abbey, the splendid ancestral home of the Earl and Countess of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern) and their daughters, who live there under the watchful eye of the Dowager Countess (Dame Maggie Smith). The household is a complicated community, with the servants below stairs as fiercely jealous of their ranks as anyone above. From the sinking of the Titanic to the First World War, the secure and ordered world of Downton is rocked as the lives of the inhabitants are shaped by romance, ambition, and heartbreak.
THE CHRONICLES OF DOWNTON ABBEY, carefully pieced together at the heart and hearth of the ancestral home of the Crawleys, takes us deeper into the story of every important member of the Downton estate.This lavish, entirely new book focuses on each character individually, examining their motivations, their actions, and the inspirations behind them. An evocative combination of story, history, and behind-the-scenes drama, it will bring fans even closer to the secret, beating heart of the house.
The Chronicles of Downton Abbey, carefully pieced together at the heart and hearth of the ancestral home of the Crawleys, takes us deeper into the story of every important member of the Downton estate.This lavish, entirely new book focuses on each character individually, examining their motivations, their actions, and the inspirations behind them.
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 takes us even deeper into that world, with fresh insights into the story and characters as well as the social history.
Infused with behind-the scenes anecdotes from programming ploys to petty jealousies and drug interventions, TOP OF THE ROCK is an oral history from Littlefield and other NBC luminaries, as they discuss the joys and challenges of making Must See TV, a venture that turned NBC a multi-billion dollar broadcasting company in the 1990’s.
This beautifully illustrated book takes readers on a guided tour of a single day in an upper-crust English home of the Edwardian era. Starting with the servants hard at work while the family is still abed, and culminating in a lavish dinner party, Upstairs & Downstairs lifts the curtain on this fascinating period, as well as its historical bookends, the Victorian and post-World War I eras.
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Thanksgiving marked the official start of the holiday season, which means we won’t be short on cheer or great movies and television shows to watch this month. Much like the chicken and the egg, we don’t know which came first, but quality entertainment and holiday spirit certainly have always had a long, happy and interdependent relationship. So, as with our spiral hams, let’s dig right in and unravel this month’s books on screen.