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Author Carnarvon, Fiona, Countess of, author.

Title Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey : the lost legacy of Highclere Castle / by the Countess of Carnarvon.

Publication Info. New York : Broadway Paperbacks, [2011]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    942.271 CAR    Available
 GDL Library Connection Non-Fiction    942.271 CAR    DUE 02-16-16 Billed
 PAS Allendale Branch Paperback    PB 942.271 CAR c.241  Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    942.271 CAR    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    942.271 CAR    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    942.271 CAR    Available
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description x, 325 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-300) and index.
Contents Pomp and circumstance -- Welcome to Highclere -- Almina, debutante -- A triumph for her ladyship -- Life downstairs -- Dressing for dinner -- Edwardian Egypt -- The passing of the golden age -- The summer of 1914 -- Call to arms -- Paradise lost -- War heroes -- Hospital on the move -- Death in the trenches -- The dark times -- The promised end -- From war to peace -- Another glittering season -- "Wonderful things" -- Lights out -- Inheritance.
Summary 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. 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.
Subject Carnarvon, Almina, Countess of, 1876-1969.
Highclere Castle.
Carnarvon, George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, Earl of, 1866-1923.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780770435622
9780770435639 (ebk.)
0770435637 (ebk.)

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