Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle

By: The Countess of Carnarvon

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Clearance - NEW in store stock; 8 X 5.30 X 1 inches; 320 pages; Drawing on a rich store of materials from the archives of Highclere Castle, including diaries, letters, and photographs, the current Lady Carnarvon has written a transporting story of this fabled home on the brink of war. Much like her Masterpiece Classic counterpart, Lady Cora Crawley, Lady Almina was the daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Alfred de Rothschild, who married his daughter off at a young age, her dowry serving as the crucial link in the effort to preserve the Earl of Carnarvon's ancestral home. Throwing open the doors of Highclere Castle to tend to the wounded of World War I, Lady Almina distinguished herself as a brave and remarkable woman. This rich tale contrasts the splendor of Edwardian life in a great house against the backdrop of the First World War and offers an inspiring and revealing picture of the woman at the center of the history of Highclere Castle.

Title: Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle

Author Name: The Countess of Carnarvon

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Broadway: 2011

ISBN #: 0770435629

ISBN # 13: 9780770435622

Binding: Paperback

Book Isle ID: 3861

Keywords: Non-fiction,