Monday, March 26, 2012

The World of Downton Abbey Book Review

The World of Downton Abbey

Amazon Book Description:
April 1912. The sun is rising behind Downton Abbey, a great and splendid house in a great and splendid park. So secure does it appear that it seems as if the way it represents will last for another thousand years. It won't.

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--illustrated with sketches and research from the production team, as well as on-set photographs from both seasons--takes us even deeper into that world, with fresh insights into the story and characters as well as the social history.

Joanna’s book review:
This book isn’t so much a novel as more of an informational book. It’s a brilliant book in itself and covers a great deal of subjects that took place during the time periods that Downton Abbey takes place in. And as I loved the show and the time periods, this book was simply perfect for me. It covered a good many things I didn’t know about. Mentions Mrs. Beetons’ book, Titanic, talks about World War 1 and how England dealt with that. It covers the servants and cooking and many other things. It makes you want to watch Downton Abbey all over again and then go for anything else relating to the era that the show takes place in.
Highly recommended for Edwardian and Victorian fans as well as Downton Abbey fans.

1 comment:

  1. I like this one the best of all three. It has a place of honor on my bookshelf. I love the full color photos and seeing the details of the wallpaper, costumes and everything plus learning more about the time period.