The Real Life Downton Abbey: How Life Was Really Lived in Stately Homes a Century Ago

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Fans of Julian Fellowes' hit show can step back 100 years to the world of the pampered, privileged upper classes and take a look at exactly what goes on behind the magisterial doors of their favorite stately home
 

Using the characters and setting of the popular television show as a point of reference for the reader, this is a closer look at the Edwardian period. They were the super rich of their times, pampered ...

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Overview

Fans of Julian Fellowes' hit show can step back 100 years to the world of the pampered, privileged upper classes and take a look at exactly what goes on behind the magisterial doors of their favorite stately home
 

Using the characters and setting of the popular television show as a point of reference for the reader, this is a closer look at the Edwardian period. They were the super rich of their times, pampered beyond belief—the early 20th century Edwardian gentry, who lived like superstars, their every desire or need catered to by an army of butlers, servants, footmen, housekeepers, and grooms. Class, money, inheritance, luxury, and snobbery dominated every aspect of the lives of the upper crust Edwardian family. While below stairs the staff inhabited a completely different world, their very lives dependent on servicing the rich, pandering to their masters' every whim, and rubbing shoulders with wealth and privilege. While privy to the most intimate and darkest secrets of their masters, they faced ruin and shame if they ventured to make the smallest step outside the boundaries of their class-ridden world. From manners and morals to etiquette and style, this book opens the doors to the reality of the era behind TV's favorite stately home.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843589556
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/6/2012
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 312,788
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacky Hyams is a freelance journalist and editor who regularly writes for the Evening Standard.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    I love this show!!!!!

    Love this show! It not only speaks to the social problems of the time, but also of today. I can't wait till season 4 .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    DOWNTON ABBY!!

    Loooove anything Downton!! ANYTHING!! Best show, best actors, best sets, best costumes, best books, best....!!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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