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Author Carnarvon, Fiona, Countess of.

Title Lady Catherine, the earl, and the real Downton Abbey / the Countess of Carnarvon.

Edition First U.S. edition.
Publication Info. New York : Broadway Books, [2013]
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Biography  BIO CARNARVO    AVAILABLE
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Description xii, 353 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents India, March 1923 -- A very English American -- The girl in the yellow dress -- From honeymoon to Highclere -- The heir is christened -- Saving Highclere -- Life and death in the roaring twenties -- Highclere in all its glory -- There may be trouble ahead -- Bitter sweet -- Two divorces and a wedding -- Recovery -- The coming disaster -- We are at war -- Blood, toil, tears and sweat -- Coming through darkness -- Shoulder to shoulder -- To play one's part -- The beginning of the end -- Celebrations.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-328) and index.
Summary Using copious materials--including diaries and scrapbooks--from the castle's archives, the current Countess of Carnarvon tells the story of Catherine Wendell, the beautiful and spirited American woman who married Lady Almina's son, the man who would become the 6th Earl of Carnarvon, while paying particular attention to the staff who offer the Castle continuity between generations.
Subject Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Highclere Castle -- History -- 20th century.
Carnarvon, Catherine, Countess of, 1900-1977.
Carnarvon, Henry Herbert, Earl of, 1898-1987.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain.
Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography.
ISBN 9780385344968
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