Book for sale: The World of Downton Abbey

For fans who can't get enough of the phenomenal series Downton Abbey, Jessica Fellowes (niece of screenwriter Julian Fellowes) has authored a companion book! Available for pre-order now and will be published in September 2011.

Book description: "Downton Abbey portrays a world of elegance and decadence, a world of duty and obedience and a world of romance and rivalry: this companion book takes fans deeper into that world than ever before.

Step inside one of the most beautiful houses in Britain, past Carson the butler at the front door and into the grand hallway. Catch a glimpse of the family having drinks in the drawing room before dinner, dressed in their evening finery, whilst Lord Grantham finishes writing a letter in his study. Then climb the grand sweeping staircase to the maze of rooms upstairs and peek through Lady Mary's open door to see Anna, her maid, tidying scent bottles and jewellery on the ornate dressing table. Having admired the view of the parkland surrounding the house, follow Anna down the servants' stairs and into the kitchens to watch Mrs Patmore frantically preparing dinner. Mrs Hughes keeps a watchful eye from her study and the world of Downton comes alive before you.

Experience the inner workings of the downstairs life and be dazzled by the glamour of upstairs life with profiles of all the major characters, interviews with the actors, behind the scenes insights and in-depth information on costumes and props.

Using a structure to illustrate the main themes of the series, such as the family, daily life, war, servitude, society and style different characters will be focussed on for each chapter. Also the text will give insights into the political and social history of the period, and real-life characters and situations for comparison and illustration.

This is a must for any fan of Britain's most watched period drama."

Book also available:
Canadian edition (September 1, 2011)
US edition is available for Pre-order on (December release)
The Book Depository, which offers worldwide shipping for free.

Thanks to darcylicious for mentioning the book!
Thanks to Evangeline for mentioning other sources to purchase book!


  1. Ohoh! Another book for me to pore over. By the way, my Debbie Reynolds Auction book came today and it is really great. It is the same as the online catalogue, but something about having it in book form makes it easier to stare at the wonderful costumes. Thanks for all the great suggestions!

  2. @Jenny Allworthy
    Wow, impressed that you got the book already! My coffee table is trés jealous!!

  3. The US edition is available for Pre-order on Amazon (it's a December release). Or, you can order either version from The Book Depository, which offers worldwide shipping for free.

  4. @Evangeline Holland
    Thanks! I didn't even think of looking on Amazon. Discovered that it's listed for September in Canada!

  5. I'm ordering the UK version from Book Depository. I can't wait until December!



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