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The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle

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Have you ever seen the smash-hit British TV drama Downtown Abbey? I saw it,and I was totally engrossed in it,for its wonderful gardens,stunning rooms,as well as the elegant life of the British aristocracy.But not until I read the book The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle,I got a deeper understanding about this grand estate.

Highclere Castle is one of the great British stately homes, familiar to the wider Anglophile world as the location for the TV drama Downtown Abbey.And the book is written by its current chatelaine, Lady Fiona, the Countess of Carnarvon, penning an account of Almina Carnarvon, the enormously wealthy heiress who, in 1895, married the fifth Earl of Carnarvon.The book not contains many references to Downtown Abbey, but it is a fascinating insight into how the seriously rich once lived.And the book authentically records how lady Almina,as a startlingly pretty 19-year-old girl,became the Countess of Carnarvon,when running water was installed in Highclere,how the seriously rich family entertained the British royal family,and how the Highclere castle was converted into a state-of-the-art hospital during the war.

Many fans cant tolerate the new plots after the death of the leading role,Mathew.Well,the book is exactly prepared for such guys,for it disclosing all living creatures during the age of turbulence.You will find it is about a real life and fresh beings,rather than a script.

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