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The Resource Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey : the lost legacy of Highclere Castle, by The Countess of Carnarvon

Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey : the lost legacy of Highclere Castle, by The Countess of Carnarvon

Label
Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey : the lost legacy of Highclere Castle
Title
Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey
Title remainder
the lost legacy of Highclere Castle
Statement of responsibility
by The Countess of Carnarvon
Title variation
Lost legacy of Highclere Castle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration for the hit PBS show Downton Abbey, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon and the basis of the fictional character Lady Cora Crawley. 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 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"--Provided by publisher
Summary
Examines the life of Lady Almina, the fifth Countess of Carnarvon, and the events in Highclere Castle during the First World War
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10103169
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 942.2/71
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA570
LC item number
.C37 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the lost legacy of Highclere Castle
Label
Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey : the lost legacy of Highclere Castle, by The Countess of Carnarvon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pomp and circumstance -- Welcome to Highclere -- Almina, debutante -- A triumph for her ladyship -- Life downstairs -- Dressing for dinner -- Edwardian Egypt -- The passing of the golden age -- The summer of 1914 -- Call to arms -- Paradise lost -- War heroes -- Hospital on the move -- Death in the trenches -- The dark times -- The promised end -- From war to peace -- Another glittering season -- "Wonderful things" -- Lights out -- Inheritance
Control code
21022373
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
x, 310 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780770435639
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2011042617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780770435622
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn758387421
  • (OCoLC)758387421
Label
Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey : the lost legacy of Highclere Castle, by The Countess of Carnarvon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pomp and circumstance -- Welcome to Highclere -- Almina, debutante -- A triumph for her ladyship -- Life downstairs -- Dressing for dinner -- Edwardian Egypt -- The passing of the golden age -- The summer of 1914 -- Call to arms -- Paradise lost -- War heroes -- Hospital on the move -- Death in the trenches -- The dark times -- The promised end -- From war to peace -- Another glittering season -- "Wonderful things" -- Lights out -- Inheritance
Control code
21022373
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
x, 310 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780770435639
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2011042617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780770435622
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn758387421
  • (OCoLC)758387421

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