From the moment we first entered Downton Abbey in 1912, Julian Fellowes has drawn us into the evocative and intriguing world of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants with all its' romance, drama and tradition.
Now, in 1925, as Downton Abbey prepares to close its doors for the final time, with Downton Abbey: A Celebration, Jessica Fellowes guides us through the house and the estate showing us the evolution of both rituals and relationships in the emerging modern age.
Traveling from Great Hall to servants' hall, from bedroom to boot room, we revisit iconic scenes from the show, including the disconcerting arrival of Matthew and Isobel Crawley, the scandalous death of Kemal Pamuk, Cora's tragic miscarriage, Lady Sybil's shocking new trousers, Edith's affair with Mr. Gregson, Mary's new haircut, of course, Thomas and O'Brien's scheming, Anna and Bates's troubles with the law, a parade of suitors for Mary, and all the engagements, weddings, scandals, heartbreak, and happiness.
The definitive companion book to the complete PBS Masterpiece series, with a forward by Downton Abbey creator/writer, Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey: A Celebration will feature in-depth interviews with the cast and crew who know the show's secrets, as well as a fascinating look at the changing styles and fashions of Downton and a complete episode guide to all six seasons up to the 2015 U.K. Christmas special.
With hundreds of stunning, full-color location shots and stills by award-winning still photographer Nick Briggs, including exclusive behind-the-scenes photography from the final season, this glorious celebration is the ultimate gift for Downton Abbey fans the world over.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Not since Upstairs Downstairs has a PBS television drama series caused so much water cooler conversation. In a word, "Americans can't get enough of 'Downton Abbey,'" said The Boston Globe.
The same can be said worldwide as fans eagerly await the next Dowager Countess classic comment. Leading up to season 3, the Great War has ended, but Downton is far from peaceful. Both the upstairs and downstairs inhabitants are waking up to a world forever changed by World War I.
Written by Jessica Fellowes and Matthew Sturgis (see About the Authors below), The Chronicles of Downton Abbey: A New Era, the official companion book to the first two seasons of Downton Abbey and perfect addition to your Downton Abbey library, includes a forward written by series creator/writer, Julian Fellowes (see About the Authors below) and focuses on each character individually, examining their motivations, their actions, and the inspirations behind them.
A combination of story, history, and behind-the-scenes drama (one can only imagine a room complete with both Shirley MacLaine, who plays the mother of American-born, Cora Crawley, and the Dowager Countess herself, Dame Maggie Smith), The Chronicles of Downton Abbey: A New Era gets right to the heart of the Crawley estate.
Containing numerous photos and incredibly detailed descriptions which explain how much work is involved in keeping the show authentic, this 320-page coffee table-sized book is an absolute must for any Downton Abbey fan. If you love Downton Abbey you will love this book!
And if you love this book, be sure to check out Related Items below, as well as our entire Places collection!
JESSICA FELLOWES, daughter of series creator, Julian Fellowes, is the New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of The World of Downton Abbey. Formerly the Deputy Editor of Country Life, she has also been a columnist for the London Paper. Jessica also writes for the Daily Telegraph, Telegraph Weekend, The Lady and Sunday Times Style, and lives with her family in London.
MATTHEW STURGIS is a writer and critic who has written for Harpers & Queen, The Sunday Telegraph, and The Independent on Sunday. He is the author of Passionate Attitudes: the English Decadence of the 1890s and the highly-praised Aubrey Beardsley. He lives in London.
JULIAN FELLOWES is the creator, writer, and executor producer of Downton Abbey, which won six Emmy Awards and the Golden Globe for best mini-series. Previously, he won the Academy Award for best original screenplay for Gosford Park, and wrote the bestselling novels Snobs and Past Imperfect. A member of the House of Lords, he lives with his wife and son in London and Dorset, England.
Will Lady Mary finally make a decision, could Lady Edith possibly find happiness, will Mr. Carson...
"Come war and peace Downton still stands and the Crawleys are still in it." "What's...