Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey : The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle
by The Countess of Carnarvon
Editor: Random House USA Inc
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The real life source of inspiration and regulation for Downton Abbey’s Emmy Award-winning, Dame Almina and Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle and the life of one of its most illustrious inhabitants, Dame Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon.Drawing on a rich collection of documents from the archives of Highclere Castle Castle, including diaries, letters and photographs, the current Lady Carnarvon wrote a transport of the history of this legendary house on the brink of war.Much like his counterpart classic masterpiece, Lady Cora Crawley, Dame Almina was the daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Alfred de Rothschild, who married his daughter at a young age, his dowry sitting as an essential link in the efforts to preserve the Earl of Carnarvon’s ancestral home.Throwing open the gates of the Castle of Highclere Castle to heal the wounded of the First World War, Lady Almina is distinguished as a brave and remarkable womanThis rich tale contrasts with the splendour of the Edouardian era of living in a big house, in the context of the First World War and offers a source of inspiration and reveal the image of the woman at the heart of the history of the Castle of Highclere castle.
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