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Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by Fiona Carnarvon
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Jul 05, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: firstreads-won, books-i-own, books-i-ve-reviewed, biographical, historical, non-fiction
Read from March 05 to 15, 2012 — I own a copy

*First Reads Won*

I have not seen the show for Downton Abbey, and I still loved this book. It was very interesting and well written. Most of the details had relevance and were put in an order that made sense. There were a few spots where the grammar was... unique, but over all it was amazingly edifying. Lady Almina and her family were intriguing characters that epitomized the standard of life for the very rich in England during the late 1800s and early 1900s. It is amazing to think how money could be thrown around for parties by those who still enjoyed philanthropic work. They were sometimes at odds with the world around them, but Lady Almina got things done that needed too.
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