A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey: Seasonal Celebrations, by Jessica Fellowes

By Jessica Fellowes

It's 1924 and there were many alterations on this planet of Downton Abbey considering we have been first welcomed through the relatives and their servants twelve years in the past. A iteration of fellows has been tragically misplaced on the entrance, there are once more little ones respiring new existence into the nice condominium, a chauffeur now sits on the Grantham dinner desk and hems are up by means of a number of inches.

Yet regardless of all of this unsettling upheaval, it's a convenience to discover that many stuff at Downton stay mostly unchanged. There are nonetheless events to be thrown, summer time fetes to be equipped, menus to be deliberate and farms to be run. subscribe to us, then, as we discover the seasonal occasions and celebrations of the nice estate—Christmas, Easter, the debutante season, the quest and more—and peer with us throughout the prism of the home as we research extra concerning the lives of our favourite characters, the actors who play them, and people who create the realm we adore so much.

Packed jam-packed with unique new images and brimming with conventional British recipes for every calendar month, equivalent to Eton mess and sloe gin, this gorgeous e-book takes us on a desirable trip via a 12 months within the lifetime of Downton Abbey.

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