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Are you a fan of the Masterpiece TV series Downton Abbey?  Now that the 4th season has started, you might be looking for books about the program or for other stories about the English aristocracy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  You can find just what you want at the Marin County Free Library

Start your search by typing Downton Abbey into the Search Box of the Encore Catalog.  This brings up a list of the TV series DVDs, as well as books about the series, its characters, and the real Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle.

To look for stories similar to Downton Abbey, type these (and other) Subjects into the Search Box of the Classic Catalog:

Aristocracy Social Class England Fiction

England Social Life And Customs 19th Century Fiction

England Social Life And Customs 20th Century Fiction

Great Britain History Edward Vii 1901 1910 Fiction

Women Household Employees Fiction


Here are some recommended titles:

 The chronicles of Downton Abbey      Behind the scenes at Downton Abbey      the lost legacy of Highclere Castle / Countess of Carnarvon

 the classic kitchen maid's memoir that inspired "Upstairs, downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"     The American heiress     The house at Tyneford

The house at Riverton     Habits of the house     The Forsyte saga

Howards End     Falling angels     The Ashford affair

To marry an English Lord      true lives of Edwardian servants







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Posted by: Tami

Tami is a librarian at the Corte Madera Library.

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