Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by The Countess of Carnarvon audiobook

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

By The Countess of Carnarvon
Read by Wanda McCaddon

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Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for Julian Fellowes's Emmy Award–winning PBS show, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants: Lady Almina, the fifth Countess of Carnarvon. 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.

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Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for Julian Fellowes's Emmy Award–winning PBS show, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants: Lady Almina, the fifth Countess of Carnarvon. 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Gives the juicy back story behind last year's Emmy-winning Masterpiece Theater drama. The New York Times
“A fascinating look at the woman of the house who turned her castle into a hospital for wounded British soldiers returning from World War I.” USA Today
“Almina was a woman of great charm and courage.” New York Times Book Review
“Gives the juicy backstory behind last year’s Emmy-winning Masterpiece Theater drama.” New York Times

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Author Bio: The Countess of Carnarvon

Author Bio: The Countess of Carnarvon

Fiona the Eighth Countess of Carnarvon married Geordie, the Eighth Early of Carnarvon in 1999, and they took over Highclere after the death of Geordie’s father. Highclere has become one of the most famous houses in England, as the central character in the series Downton Abbey.

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Author Bio: The Countess of Carnarvon

Author Bio: The Countess of Carnarvon

Lady Fiona Carnarvon, New York Times bestselling author and the 8th Countess of CARNARVON, married Geordie, the 8th Earl of Carnarvon, in 1999, and aceded to Highclere upon the death of Geordie’s father. Highclere has become one of the most famous houses in England as the location for the PBS series Downton Abbey. She is also the author of the companion piece, Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English