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Author Carnarvon, Fiona, Countess of.

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

Publication Info. New York : Broadway Books, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  941.082 Car    ---  Available
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description xii, 353 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-328) and index.
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.
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.
Source NBK 1/14 PPL
Subject Carnarvon, Catherine, Countess of, 1900-1977.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Highclere Castle -- History -- 20th century.
Carnarvon, Henry George Alfred Herbert, Earl of, 1898-1987.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain.
Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Added Author Carnarvon, Catherine, Countess of, 1900-1977.
ISBN 9780385344968 (pbk.)
0385344961 (pbk.)

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