Archive for February 22, 2012

Missing Downton Abbey? We can help.

Although some claim that watching an episode of Downton Abbey counts as reading a book, some still enjoy the written word. And we are all set to help you through your Downton Abbey withdraws since series two has ended in the States.

The world of Downton Abbey 

A companion book to the popular British series about the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants offers insights into the story and characters and background information on British society in the early years of the twentieth century.

Parade’s End 

Fall of Giants

Follows the fates of five interrelated families–American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh–as they move through the dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage.

A Bitter Truth

A battlefield nurse during World War I, Bess Crawford, returning to London for a well-earned Christmas leave, finds her holiday fraught with mystery and murder when she agrees to help a bruised and battered woman return to her small village in Sussex.

The House at Riverton : a novel 

More by Julian Fellows

Past Imperfect

Wishing to track down a past girlfriend who claims he had fathered her child, the rich and dying Damian Baxter contacts an old friend from his days at Cambridge. The search takes the narrator back to 1960s London, where everything is changing–just not always quite as expected.

Snobs; a Novel

Gosford Park 

Drama set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered.

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