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The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes
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There is something about Sunday nights that makes me long for a proper period drama. If, like me, you were enthralled by the epic drama 'Downton Abbey, and are still suffering withdrawal symptoms, then I think I have found something that might help you.
The talented Julian Fellows has written a beautiful book to accompany the series that he so cleverly created in the style of 'Gosford Park', the movie that won him his Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay back in 2002. This is not a book about the making of the series, although there are some photos showing camera crew etc. This, on the other hand, is brimming with information about the Edwardian period. With clippings from contemporary magazines and sketches of the time, we can see how the show's costume designer Susannah Buxton, dressed the three sisters, their mother and aunt to suit the period. It is so delightful to learn that Lady Mary actually wore a dress that had been worn by Lucy Honeychurch in the film, 'A Room with a View' and that some of Sybil's dresses were actually vintage... to read my full review please come to my blog: www.mybookaffair.net
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