A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey
Seasonal Celebrations, Traditions, and Recipes
St. Martin's Press
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Hardcover / e-Book
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It's 1924 and there have been many changes at Downton Abbey
since the family and their servants first welcomed us there
twelve years ago. A generation of men has been tragically
lost at the front; children are once again breathing new
life into the great house; a chauffeur now sits at the
Grantham dinner table; and skirt hems continue to rise.
Still, in the midst of all this upheaval, many things at
Downton remain largely unchanged. Nanny still holds sway in
the nursery, and there are still summer fetes to be
organized, menus to be planned, and farms to be run.
This gorgeous book explores the seasonal events and
celebrations of the great estate—including house parties,
debutantes, the London Season, yearly trips to Scotland, the
sporting season, and, of course, the cherished rituals of
Christmas. Jessica Fellowes and the creative team behind
Downton Abbey invite us to peer through the prism of the
house as we learn more about the lives of our favorite
characters, the actors who play them, and those who bring
this exquisite world to real life.
A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey is packed full of
exclusive new photographs, with a delicious array of
traditional British recipes adapted for modern kitchens:
kedgeree, orange marmalade, asparagus tarts, cream of
watercress soup, Irish stew, lemon barley water, meringues
with red berries, parmesan straws, Christmas pudding with
brandy butter and more.
From the moment when the servants light the fires against
the chill of January, through the last family game of
charades and the servants' Christmas ball, this magnificent
book invites us to take part in twelve months in the life of
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