Downton Abbey A Celebration

Downton Abbey   A Celebration

Packed full of stunning location shots and stills from all six series of the show including exclusive behind-the-scenes photography, this celebratory book is the ultimate gift for Downton Abbey fans the world over.

Author: Jessica Fellowes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472229694

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 948

Since the moment we first entered Downton Abbey in 1912, we have been swept away by Julian Fellowes' evocative world of romance, intrigue, drama and tradition. Now, in 1925, as Downton Abbey prepares to close its doors for the final time, Jessica Fellowes leads us through the house and estate, reliving the iconic moments of the wonderfully aristocratic Crawley family and their servants as they navigate the emerging modern age. Travelling from Great Hall to servants' hall, bedroom to boot room, we glimpse as we go Matthew and Isobel Crawley arriving for the first time, the death of Kemal Pamuk, Cora's tragic miscarriage, Edith's affair with Michael Gregson, Mary's new haircut, Thomas and O'Brien's scheming, Anna and Bates's troubles with the law, and Carson's marriage to Mrs Hughes. Alongside this will be in-depth interviews with the cast who have worked on the show for six years and know it so well. Packed full of stunning location shots and stills from all six series of the show including exclusive behind-the-scenes photography, this celebratory book is the ultimate gift for Downton Abbey fans the world over.
Categories: History

Downton Abbey A Celebration

Downton Abbey   A Celebration

"First published in Great Britain by Headline Publishing Group"--Colophon.

Author: Jessica Fellowes

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781250091550

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 308

"The official companion to all six seasons"--Jacket.
Categories: Performing Arts

The World of Downton Abbey

The World of Downton Abbey

A companion book to the popular British series, which also aired in the United States on PBS, includes full-color photos throughout.

Author:

Publisher: St Martins Press

ISBN: 1250006341

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 303

View: 247

A companion book to the popular British series, which also aired in the United States on PBS, includes full-color photos throughout.
Categories: Performing Arts

Exploring Downton Abbey

Exploring Downton Abbey

it is difficult to know what the overall effect of Downton Abbey will be, now that it has ended its six season run, but rumors in the ... A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey: Seasonal Celebrations, Traditions, and Recipes. new york: st.

Author: Scott F. Stoddart

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476632209

Category: Drama

Page: 236

View: 380

 The BBC television series Downton Abbey (2010–2016), highly rated in the UK, achieved cult status among American viewers, harking back to the days when serial dramas ruled the airwaves. The show’s finale was one of the most watched in all of television history. This collection of new essays by British and American contributors explores how a series about life in an early 20th century English manor home resonated with American audiences. Topics include the role of the house in literature and film, the changing roles of women and the servant class, the influence of jazz and fashion, and attitudes regarding education and the class system.
Categories: Drama

The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

DOWNTON ABBEY IS FULL OF CELEBRATION AND over the course of nearly two decades, we witness many significant life events—marriages, christenings, and balls—and also the yearly festivities for birthdays and, of course, Christmas and New ...

Author: Annie Gray

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 9781681883694

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 652

2020 IBPA Awards Winner! The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook presents over 100 recipes that showcase the cookery and customs of the Crawley household—from upstairs dinner party centerpieces to downstairs puddings and pies—and bring an authentic slice of Downton Abbey to modern kitchens and Downton fans. Whether adapted from original recipes of the period, replicated as seen or alluded to on screen, or typical of the time, all the recipes reflect the influences found on the Downton Abbey tables. Food historian Annie Gray gives a rich and fascinating insight into the background of the dishes that were popular between 1912 and 1926, when Downton Abbey is set —a period of tremendous change and conflict, as well as culinary development. With a foreword by Gareth Neame, executive producer and co-creator of Downton Abbey, and featuring over 100 stunning color photographs, The Downton Abbey Cookbook also includes a special section on hosting Downton-themed dinner parties and presents stills from across the TV series as well as the latest film. Notes on the etiquette and customs of the times, quotes from the characters, and descriptions of the scenes in which the foods appear provide vivid context for the dishes. The recipes are grouped by occasion, which include breakfast; luncheons and suppers; afternoon tea and garden parties; picnics, shoots and race meets; festivities; upstairs dinner; downstairs dinner; downstairs supper and tea; and the still room. From the upstairs menu: Cornish Pasties Sausage Rolls Oysters au Gratin Chicken Vol-au-Vents Cucumber Soup Soul a la Florentine Salmon Mousse Quail and Watercress Charlotte Russe From the downstairs menu: Toad-in-the-Hole Beef Stew with Dumplings Steak and Kidney Pie Cauliflower Cheese Rice Pudding Jam and Custard Tarts Gingerbread Cake Summer Pudding With these and more historic recipes—compelling to a contemporary palate and easy to replicate in today’s kitchens—savor the rich traditions and flavors of Downton Abbey without end.
Categories: Cooking

Locating Queerness in the Media

Locating Queerness in the Media

Downton Abbey: A celebration. The official companion to all six seasons. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press. Frost, C. (2015, October 26). Downton Abbey review: Why Thomas Barrow's treatment by other characters, ...

Author: Jane Campbell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498549066

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

View: 603

Locating Queerness in the Media: A New Look delves deep into an understanding of queer sensibility. This collection examines how media images of the LGBTQ community create a universal consciousness about the media existence of queer people, ranging from tragic to villainous./span
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

TV in the USA A History of Icons Idols and Ideas 3 volumes

TV in the USA  A History of Icons  Idols  and Ideas  3 volumes

The most compelling aspect of Downton Abbey is that it allows the viewer back in time not just to study the period but to examine class issues by a look into ... Downton Abbey—A Celebration: The Official Companion to All Six Seasons.

Author: Vincent LoBrutto

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440829734

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1133

View: 119

This three-volume set is a valuable resource for researching the history of American television. An encyclopedic range of information documents how television forever changed the face of media and continues to be a powerful influence on society. • Supplies historic context for why television shows were released at a particular moment in time • Covers key television genres—such as the western, sitcoms, crime shows, and variety programs—in detail • Provides readers with an understanding of the technical evolution of television that directly affected programming • Includes biographies of important individuals in the television industry
Categories: Performing Arts

The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook

The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook

In 1644, an act of Parliament banned the celebration of Christmas . It stipulated that the feast should be abolished, and that the sins of our forefathers should be remembered for they “turned this Feast, pretending the Memory of Christ ...

Author: Regula Ysewijn

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 9781681885353

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 810

This elegant coffee table cookbook highlights the luxe and elegance of the Christmas at Downton Abbey and features a collection of traditional British holiday recipes, from appetizers to desserts, that were popular during the Edwardian period. Take a seat at the Christmas table of Downton Abbey, the historic British estate at the heart of the popular PBS series. Downton fans will appreciate this enticing collection of classic British holiday recipes from the Edwardian era, evocative narratives about Christmas traditions, and seasonal anecdotes from the award-winning series. Colorful photographs of finished dishes, fan-favorite moments from the Christmas episodes, and excerpts of character quotes bring the spirit of the holidays to life.
Categories: Cooking

Popular Fads and Crazes Through American History 2 volumes

Popular Fads and Crazes Through American History  2 volumes

Downton Abbey: A Celebration—The Official Companion to All Six Seasons. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2015. Fellowes, Jessica and Julian Fellowes. The World of Downton Abbey. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2011.

Author: Nancy Hendricks

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440851834

Category: History

Page: 870

View: 505

This informative two-volume set provides readers with an understanding of the fads and crazes that have taken America by storm from colonial times to the present. Entries cover a range of topics, including food, entertainment, fashion, music, and language. • Presents well-researched, factual material accessibly and engagingly • Presents what was popular in each decade through short sidebars • Illustrates what today's readers have in common with Americans of the past • Includes a historical overview of each decade • Contains a Glossary of Slang, a bibliography, and suggestions for further reading on each decade
Categories: History

Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey

Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey

Celebrations. On 19 January 1945, three months after his return from the war, Henry Lord Porchester turned twentyone. His father took the opportunity to throw as lavish a party as was possible in wartime, to celebrate his son and heir's ...

Author: The Countess Of Carnarvon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444762143

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 111

**Explore the fascinating history of the real Downton Abbey as the Crawley family saga makes its way on to the big screen with Downton Abbey, the major motion picture** 'An excellent depiction of English aristocratic life ... a compelling portrait' Publisher's Weekly * * * * * * The follow-up to the international bestseller Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey, this book moves the story into the 1920s, and focuses on the remarkable American heiress who came to reign at Highclere Castle. Sometimes the facts are even more extraordinary than the fiction ... This book tells the story of Lady Catherine, a beautiful American girl who became the chatelaine of Highclere Castle, the setting for Julian Fellowes' award-winning drama Downton Abbey. Charming and charismatic, Catherine caught the eye of Lord Porchester (or 'Porchey', as he was known) when she was just 20 years old, and wearing a pale yellow dress at a ball. She had already turned down 14 proposals before she eventually married Porchey in 1922. But less than a year later Porchey's father died suddenly, and he became the 6th Earl of Carnarvon, inheriting a title and a Castle that changed both their lives forever. Catherine found herself suddenly in charge of a small army of household staff, and hosting lavish banquets and weekend house parties. Although the couple were very much in love, considerable challenges lay ahead for Catherine. They were immediately faced with the task of saving Highclere when debts threatened to destroy the estate. As the 1920s moved to a close, Catherine's adored brother died and she began to lose her husband to the distractions London had to offer. When the Second World War broke out, life at the Castle would never be the same again. Drawing on rich material from the private archives at Highclere, including beautiful period photographs, the current Countess of Carnarvon transports us back to the thrilling and alluring world of the 'real Downton Abbey' and its inhabitants.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book

The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book

Cocktails were slow to make an appearance on Downton Abbey but make no mistake: the Crawleys love to drink. ... This lively compendium is a celebration of the best cocktails of the Downton Abbey era and beyond.

Author: Downton Abbey

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 9781681889986

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 393

Timed to coincide with the much anticipated Downton Abbey movie, this enticing collection of cocktails celebrates the characters, customs, and drinking way of life at Downton Abbey. Cocktails were introduced in the drawing rooms of Downton Abbey in the 1920s, when US prohibition inspired the insurgence and popularity of American-style bars and bartenders in Britain. This well-curated selection of recipes is organized by the rooms in the Abbey in which the drinks were served and spans everyday sips to party drinks plus hangover helpers and more. In addition to classic concoctions like a Mint Julep, Prince of Wales Punch, and Ginger Beer, this collection features character-specific variations such as Downton Heir, Turkish Attaché, The Valet, and The Chauffeur. The recipes reflect drinks concocted and served upstairs and down, as well as libations from village fairs, cocktail parties, and restaurant menus typical of the time. Features 40+ color photographs, including drink images photographed on the set of Downton Abbey.
Categories: Cooking

So Much to Celebrate

So Much to Celebrate

MOTHER'S DAY TEA PARTY GET THE LOOK Let the decor be a celebration of your family. I love using heirloom pieces that ... You don't have to be a Downton Abbey devotee to appreciate the charm and elegance of an Englishstyle tea party.

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780718075194

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 451

Celebrations that show your love Create beautiful memories for your family and friends by stopping to celebrate life’s joyful moments. In this essential guide to entertaining, Katie Jacobs reveals her secrets for throwing fantastic parties for any occasion, from a casual backyard movie night to a lavish holiday party. Using Katie’s inspiring ideas and make-ahead tips, you will be so organized that you can minimize the fuss, enjoy the time, and celebrate too! Brimming with creative party themes for every season, inspiring décor ideas, and delicious recipes, So Much to Celebrate is the perfect book for anyone who appreciates good times, good food, and good celebrations. Katie Jacobsis a stylist for Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle brand Draper James, Pottery Barn, and Beaufort Bonnet Company, among others. A fourth-generation Nashvillian, she’s been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Southern Living Weddings, Nashville Lifestyles as well as on Inspired By This, Fashionable Hostess, and The Scout Guide. Katie is also a photographer, graphic designer, and foodie. Learn more on Katie’s food and lifestyle blog, StylingMyEveryday.com.
Categories: Cooking

The Women of the Real Downton Abbey

The Women of the Real Downton Abbey

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey; Lady Catherine, the Earl and the Real Downton Abbey The Countess of Carnarvon ... On V-EDay, the horrorsofthe recentpast were put aside as people burst into spontaneous celebration.

Author: The Countess of Carnarvon

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780804140874

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 688

View: 512

This collection, available exclusively as an ebook, brings together two tales of Highclere Castle, the grand estate that serves as the central character for the hit PBS show Downton Abbey, from the current Countess of Carnarvon. A New York Times bestseller, Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey 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 Lady Almina, the woman at the center of the history of Highclere Castle. Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey transports readers to the 1920s and 1930s as the nations of Europe inched towards war and 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. Using copious materials—including diaries and scrapbooks—from the castle’s archives, the current Countess of Carnarvon brings these stories to life in a beautiful and fabled setting.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey companion to series 5

A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey  companion to series 5

They will have had a small New Year's Eve celebration of their own in the servants' hall, one that would have livened up considerably once Carson and Mrs Hughes had gone to bed shortly after midnight struck.

Author: Jessica Fellowes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472220523

Category: Humor

Page: 320

View: 958

It's 1924 and there have been many changes in the world of Downton Abbey since we were first welcomed by the family and their servants twelve years ago. A generation of men has been tragically lost at the front, there are once again children breathing new life into the great house, a chauffeur now sits at the Grantham dinner table and hems are up by several inches. Yet despite all of this unsettling upheaval, it is a comfort to find that many things at Downton remain largely unchanged. There are still parties to be thrown, summer fetes to be organised, menus to be planned and farms to be run. Join us, then, as we explore the seasonal events and celebrations of the great estate - Christmas, Easter, the debutante season, the hunt and more - and peer with us through the prism of the house as we learn more about the lives of our favourite characters, the actors who play them, and those who create the world we love so much. Packed full of exclusive new photography and brimming with traditional British recipes for each calendar month, such as Eton mess and sloe gin, this beautiful book takes us on a fascinating journey through a year in the life of Downton Abbey.
Categories: Humor

The Official Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook

The Official Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook

Teatime Drinks, Scones, Savories & Sweets Downton Abbey ... These carefully orchestrated events were organized by women of the upper class for the poor, often to celebrate a major royal event, such as Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in ...

Author: Downton Abbey

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 9781681885032

Category: Cooking

Page: 144

View: 509

This elegant cookbook captures the essence of teatime at Downton Abbey with classic recipes for sweets and savories, etiquette notes, tea service knowhow, and lavish imagery to recreate this British tradition. Afternoon tea is a revered and treasured English tradition—and no one knows better how to prepare and enjoy a proper tea than the residents of Downton Abbey. With this alluring and vibrant cookbook, fans of the PBS series and anglophiles alike can stage every stylish element of this cultural staple of British society at home. Spanning sweet and savory classics—like Battenberg Cake, Bakewell Tart, toffee puddings, cream scones, and tea sandwiches—the recipes capture the quintessential delicacies of the time, and the proper way to serve them. This charming cookbook also features a detailed narrative history and extols the proper decorum for teatime service, from tea gowns and tearooms to preparing and serving tea. Gorgeous food photographs, lifestyle stills from the television series and recent movie, and character quotes bring the characters of Downton Abbey—and this rich tradition—to life in contemporary times.
Categories: Cooking

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

The Queen had been on the throne for an unprecedented sixty years, and there were celebrations across the land. In the depths of her almost total seclusion from public life she had been unpopular, becoming a symbol of a stubborn refusal ...

Author: Countess Of Carnarvon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444730869

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 435

'Bright, breezy and unpretentious' Guardian 'A loving and faithful portrait of Almina and her world' Countryfile magazine * * * * * * The story of the real Downton Abbey, told by Lady Fiona Carnarvon, chatelaine of Highclere Castle where the phenomentally successful TV series was filmed. Lady Fiona Carnarvon became the chatelaine of Highclere Castle - the setting of the hit series Downton Abbey - eight years ago. In that time she's become fascinated by the rich history of Highclere, and by the extraordinary people who lived there over the centuries. One person particularly captured Fiona's imagination - Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon. Almina was the illegitimate daughter of banking tycoon Alfred de Rothschild. She was his only daughter and he doted on her. She married the 5th Earl of Carnarvon, at 19, with an enormous dowry. At first, life at Highclere was a dizzying mix of sumptuous banquets for 500 and even the occasional royal visitor. Almina oversaw 80 members of staff - many of whom came from families who had worked at Highclere for generations. But when the First World War broke out, life at Highclere changed forever. History intervened and Almina and the staff of Highclere were thrown into one of the most turbulent times of the last century. Almina was forced to draw on her deepest reserves of courage in order to ensure her family, the staff and the castle survived. This is the remarkable story of a lost time. But Highclere remains and in this book, Fiona weaves Almina's journey and those of her family into the heritage and history of one of England's most exquisite Victorian castles.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Downton Abbey and Philosophy

Downton Abbey and Philosophy

other great TV shows, Downton Abbey isn't just “about” one thing. Instead, its themes concern social class, ... In this famous dialogue, a group of prominent Athenians gets together for a celebration. The topic of conservation turns ...

Author: Adam Barkman

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812699128

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 966

In Downton Abbey and Philosophy, twenty-two professional thinkers uncover the deeper significance of this hugely popular TV saga. Millions of viewers throughout the world have been enthralled by this enactment of a vanished world of decorum and propriety, because it presents us with emotional and interpersonal problems that remain urgent for people in the twenty-first century. Why do we attach such importance to our memories and to particular places? What do war and epidemics tell us about life in peacetime and in good health? Is it healthy or harmful for people to feel that they know their place? What does Downton Abbey teach us about the changes in women’s roles since 1912? Do good manners always agree with good morals? How can everybody know what no one will talk about? What’s the justification for a class of people who pride themselves on not having a job? Should we sometimes just accept the reality of social barriers to love, and abandon the pursuit? What happens when community reinforces oppression? All of these and many other issues are discussed through a detailed examination of the actual characters and situations in Downton Abbey.
Categories: Philosophy

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook

... resemble a “yule log,” a log burned as part of a traditional Christmas celebration. Whether French or British, rich or poor, all would enjoy this dessert come Christmastime—including both the staff and aristocrats at Downton Abbey.

Author: Emily Ansara Baines

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440541643

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 911

Bring Upstairs and Downstairs Fare to Your Table Nibble on Sybil's Ginger Nut Biscuits during tea. Treat yourself to Ethel's Beloved Crepes Suzette. Feast on Mr. Bates' Chicken and Mushroom Pie with a room full of guests. With this collection of delicacies inspired by Emmy Award-winning series Downton Abbey, you'll feel as sophisticated and poised as the men and women of Downton when you prepare these upstairs and downstairs favorites. Each dish finds its roots within the kitchen of the grand estate, including: Mrs. Isobel Crawley's Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwiches Filet Mignon with Foie Gras and Truffle Sauce Walnut and Celery Salad with Pecorino Decadent Chocolate Almond Cake with Chocolate Sour Cream Icing Very Vanilla Rice Pudding You will love indulging in the splendors of another era with the snacks, entrees, and desserts from this masterpiece of a cookbook. As featured in Woman's World magazine and The Daily Mail UK!
Categories: Cooking

A Spotter s Guide to Film and TV Locations

A Spotter s Guide to Film  and TV  Locations

Downton. Abbey. N 51°19' 35.7132” W 19 21' 38.808” 2O10–15 Highclere Castle, Hampshire, England Part of the appeal of Downton Abbey lies in its nostalgic celebration of a vanished era of deference and rigid social order in which, ...

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781787010895

Category: Travel

Page:

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The next in Lonely Planet's Spotter's Guide series reveals more than 100 locations of classic moments from famous films and TV series. How many scenes can you tick off? Films featured range from La Dolce Vita in Rome to Gladiator in Morocco. and TV series' settings include Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik and The Bridge in Scandinavia, all selected by a film critic. Find the locations near you and be the star of your own show! The movies take you places: cinema is a mode of transport. In just 90 minutes, you can be whisked all the way around the globe - perhaps with a dotted red line marking your progress on a map as you go. Some films take you even farther, out of this world and to other galaxies far, far away. And conversely, there are some places that can transport you into the world of a movie. If you want to feel like James Bond, try going to James Bond Island. In a Holly Golightly mood? Have a danish pastry and some coffee outside Tiffany's in Manhattan. Or want to feel like Rocky? Then run up the steps to the Philadelphia Museum and put your hands in the air like a champ when you get to the top. This book is about the real-world places that provided the backdrops and settings for some of our most memorable collective dreams. Some of these locations played themselves and others were dressed up to look like somewhere else. But they all added texture and colour and weight to the visions of our best TV- and film-makers. Who needs CGI when the real world looks as fabulous and varied as this? About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition
Categories: Travel

Christmas at Highclere

Christmas at Highclere

This book also tells the story of historic Christmases at Highclere - of distinguished guests warming themselves by the fire after a long journeys home through the snow, unexpected knocks on the door, and, always, the joy of bringing family ...

Author: The Countess of Carnarvon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473571037

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

View: 979

As seen on the Channel 4 series Christmas at Highclere and Warwick Castles Highclere Castle, known as 'the real Downton Abbey', bustles with activity at the best of times, but it is never more alive than at Christmas. Christmas at Highclere is a look behind the scenes at the routines and rituals that make the castle the most magical place to be throughout the festive season. Lady Carnarvon will guide you through Advent, Christmas preparations and Christmas Eve all the way through to the day itself, and beyond. Learn how the castle and grounds are transformed by decorations, including the raising of a twenty-foot tree in the saloon, the gathering of holly and mistletoe from the grounds. All the intricacies of the perfect traditional Christmas are here: from crackers and carol singers. The festive feeling is carried through to Highclere's Boxing Day traditions, the restorative middle days and the New Year's Eve celebrations. This book also tells the story of historic Christmases at Highclere - of distinguished guests warming themselves by the fire after a long journeys home through the snow, unexpected knocks on the door, and, always, the joy of bringing family - and staff - together after a busy year. As well as telling the stories of Highclere Christmases past and present, Lady Carnarvon provides recipes, tips and inspiration from her kitchen so that readers can bring a quintessentially British festive spirit to their own home. Lady Carnarvon divulges the secret to perfectly flakey mince pies, the proper way to wrap presents so that you and your guests are guaranteed a Christmas to remember. Lavish, celebratory and utterly enchanting, Christmas at Highclere is celebration of one of the UK's most beloved historic houses and is the perfect gift for any Downton Abbey fan.
Categories: Architecture