Downton Abbey-esque Books
Love Downton Abbey? What books make you think about the show or the era?
1 The Remains of the Day
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2 The House at Riverton
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 55,528 ratings
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3 Brideshead Revisited
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4 A Room with a View
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 94,311 ratings
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5 Howards End
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 41,335 ratings
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6 Emma
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 357,191 ratings
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7 The Help
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 1,122,649 ratings
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8 The Forsyte Saga (The Forsy...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 10,747 ratings
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9 Lady Almina and the Real Do...
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 9,349 ratings
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10 The House of Mirth
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 51,039 ratings
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11 Little Women (Little Women,...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 992,658 ratings
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12 The World of Downton Abbey
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 4,664 ratings
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13 The American Heiress
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3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 18,345 ratings
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14 Below Stairs: The Classic K...
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 7,788 ratings
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15 The House at Tyneford
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 11,168 ratings
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16 Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs,...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 31,336 ratings
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17 Pride and Prejudice
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 1,442,063 ratings
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18 The Importance of Being Ear...
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 6,054 ratings
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19 The Mysterious Affair at St...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 89,067 ratings
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20 The Last Summer
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 1,179 ratings
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21 Persuasion
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 279,453 ratings
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22 Murder on the Orient Expres...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 102,464 ratings
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23 The Pursuit of Love
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 3,993 ratings
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24 The Portrait of a Lady
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 45,328 ratings
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25 Carry on, Jeeves (Jeeves, #3)
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 10,672 ratings
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26 To Marry an English Lord: O...
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 2,184 ratings
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27 The Secret Life of Bees
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 753,442 ratings
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28 Fall of Giants (The Century...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 111,461 ratings
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29 The Buccaneers
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 3,234 ratings
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30 A Countess Below Stairs
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 13,096 ratings
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31 Birdsong
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 40,004 ratings
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32 Rebecca
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 224,569 ratings
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33 An Ideal Husband
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 22,977 ratings
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34 They Do It with Mirrors (Mi...
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35 Wentworth Hall
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2.89 of 5 stars 2.89 avg rating — 1,010 ratings
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36 My Fair Lady
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,269 ratings
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37 Beyond Downton Abbey
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 103 ratings
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38 Upstairs Downstairs
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3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 229 ratings
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39 Lady Windermere's Fan
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 9,743 ratings
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40 The Sisters: The Saga of th...
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41 Falling Angels
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 15,939 ratings
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42 Love in a Cold Climate and ...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 1,734 ratings
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43 The Age of Innocence
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 80,162 ratings
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44 The Go-Between
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 3,591 ratings
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45 Rose: My Life in Service to...
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 1,115 ratings
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46 Angela's Ashes (Frank McCou...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 322,810 ratings
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47 The Chronicles of Downton A...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 1,021 ratings
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48 A Duty To The Dead (Bess Cr...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 6,478 ratings
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49 Summerset Abbey (Summerset ...
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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 1,089 ratings
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50 Clouds of Witness (Lord Pet...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 8,850 ratings
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51 The Dressmaker
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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 15,513 ratings
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52 Flambards (Flambards, #1)
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53 She Walks in Beauty
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54 The Glitter and the Gold
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 501 ratings
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55 The Edwardians
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 489 ratings
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56 The Proud Tower: A Portrait...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 4,207 ratings
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57 Cinders & Sapphires (At Som...
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3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 1,307 ratings
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58 Hercule Poirot's Christmas ...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 13,531 ratings
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59 Pygmalion and Three Other P...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 13,280 ratings
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60 Right Ho, Jeeves (Jeeves, #6)
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 12,730 ratings
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61 Mansfield Park
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 156,370 ratings
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62 The Shooting Party
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 308 ratings
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63 The Beekeeper's Apprentice ...
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64 A Bitter Truth (Bess Crawfo...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 2,575 ratings
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65 The Light Years
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 1,633 ratings
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66 The Unofficial Downton Abbe...
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 299 ratings
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67 The Orchid House
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 7,612 ratings
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68 Lily, Duchess of Marlboroug...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 23 ratings
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69 An Unmarked Grave (Bess Cra...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 2,201 ratings
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70 Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace: T...
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3.04 of 5 stars 3.04 avg rating — 2,228 ratings
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71 Maurice: A Novel
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 12,476 ratings
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72 Loving
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 1,750 ratings
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73 After the Funeral (Hercule ...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 10,525 ratings
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74 Death on the Nile (Hercule ...
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75 Consuelo and Alva Vanderbil...
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 737 ratings
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76 Netherwood
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 413 ratings
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77 Maid to Match
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 6,565 ratings
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78 Up and Down Stairs: The His...
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 182 ratings
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79 The Code of the Woosters (J...
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4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 12,118 ratings
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80 The Mapping of Love and Dea...
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 10,027 ratings
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81 The Secret of Chimneys (Sup...
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 6,504 ratings
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82 The Seven Dials Mystery (Su...
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 7,757 ratings
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83 Mrs Beeton's Book of Househ...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 396 ratings
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84 Sad Cypress (Hercule Poirot...
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85 Habits of the House (Love &...
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3.18 of 5 stars 3.18 avg rating — 1,550 ratings
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86 The Churchills: In Love and...
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87 Complete Barchester Chronicles
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4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 265 ratings
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88 The Blandings Omnibus
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4.52 of 5 stars 4.52 avg rating — 102 ratings
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89 Birds of a Feather (Maisie ...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 11,754 ratings
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90 The Real Life Downton Abbey...
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3.23 of 5 stars 3.23 avg rating — 250 ratings
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91 Past Imperfect
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3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 1,949 ratings
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92 Downton Abbey: The Complete...
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93 Casting Off
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 878 ratings
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94 Marking Time
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 1,049 ratings
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95 The Hollow (Hercule Poirot,...
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 8,218 ratings
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96 Life at Blandings
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 2,228 ratings
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97 The Man of Property: The Fo...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 1,889 ratings
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98 The War Poems
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 1,071 ratings
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99 The Passing Bells (Passing ...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 913 ratings
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100 The Return of Captain John ...
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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

Here's a list of books written within the period (Edwardian/WWI) which may also interest Downton fans: http://edwardianpromenade.com/books/v...


message 2: by Véronique (new)

Véronique This is a very helpful list of books for future summer- reads. Thanks for posting it! =)


MaryannC.Book Fiend Such a great list, thanks for putting this out there!


message 4: by Bianca (new)

Bianca Pistachio Oh my! I am going to be busy indulging in these until 2020! XX


message 5: by Badshah (new)

Badshah Khan i like these books which are very rare and prcious


message 6: by Jack (new)

Jack Hi everyone,

I have created a new group called Goodreads All Sorts and I'd love for people to join it or just even just give it a look. It's a group that discusses anything and everything. There will be monthly group reads, movies, and music. There is a folder for everything you could think of. I'd really like if people could spread the word because I'd love for the group to be a success. Here is the link to the group:

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Thanks very much,
Jack :-)


message 7: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Jack wrote: "Hi everyone,

I have created a new group called Goodreads All Sorts and I'd love for people to join it or just even just give it a look. It's a group that discusses anything and everything. There w..."


Is there any list on GR that this person hasn't spammed?


message 8: by Charles (new)

Charles Pascoe If anyone is interested in Edwardian era theatre actors/actresses, you can read about Edna May at http://www.ednamay.net
She may very well have been the world's first superstar.


message 9: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Removed My Prison Without Bars: The Journey of a Damaged Woman to Someplace Normal which is marketed as a memoir about sex abuse.


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