A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey

A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey : Seasonal Celebrations, Traditions, and Recipes

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A perfect gift for fans of the Emmy Award-winning television series and feature film, A Year in the Life of Downtown Abbey: Seasonal Celebrations, Traditions, and Recipes will inspire you to recreate all the grandeur of the Grantham estate in your own home.

It's 1924 and there have been many changes at Downton Abbey since the family and their servants first welcomed us there twelve years ago. A generation of men has been tragically lost at the front; children are once again breathing new life into the great house; a chauffeur now sits at the Grantham dinner table; and skirt hems continue to rise.

Still, in the midst of all this upheaval, many things at Downton remain largely unchanged. Nanny still holds sway in the nursery, and there are still summer fetes to be organized, menus to be planned, and farms to be run.

This gorgeous book explores the seasonal events and celebrations of the great estate--including house parties, debutantes, the London Season, yearly trips to Scotland, the sporting season, and, of course, the cherished rituals of Christmas. Jessica Fellowes and the creative team behind Downton Abbey invite us to peer through the prism of the house as we learn more about the lives of our favorite characters, the actors who play them, and those who bring this exquisite world to real life.

A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey is packed full of exclusive new photographs, with a delicious array of traditional British recipes adapted for modern kitchens: kedgeree, orange marmalade, asparagus tarts, cream of watercress soup, Irish stew, lemon barley water, meringues with red berries, parmesan straws, Christmas pudding with brandy butter and more. From the moment when the servants light the fires against the chill of January, through the last family game of charades and the servants' Christmas ball, this magnificent book invites us to take part in twelve months in the life of Downton Abbey.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 199 x 254 x 28mm | 1,134g
  • New York
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1250065380
  • 9781250065384
  • 308,945

Review quote

"Downton Abbey is a cultural phenomenon, [with] many and varied famous fans." --The Daily Beast

"This series has a connoisseur's eye for the most exquisite emblems of privilege and breeding and a fan's gusto for intrigue and melodrama." --The New York Times

"Gorgeous color photos from the set (with all those fabulous clothes on display)...A great page turner--while wearing white gloves, of course, darling." --Star Tribune on The Chronicles of Downton Abbey
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About Jessica Fellowes

JESSICA FELLOWES is the New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of The Chronicles of Downton Abbey and The World of Downton Abbey. She is a journalist and the former Deputy Editor of Country Life, and the niece of Julian Fellowes.

JULIAN FELLOWES is the writer and creator of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning TV series Downton Abbey. He is also the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Gosford Park and the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Snobs.
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