A lavish look at the real world--both the secret history and the behind-the-scenes drama--of the spellbinding Emmy Award-winning Masterpiece TV series "Downton Abbey""" "April 1912. The sun is rising behind Downton Abbey, a great and splendid house in a great and splendid park. So secure does it appear that it seems as if the way it represents will last for another thousand years. It won't.
"Millions of American viewers were enthralled by the world of "Downton Abbey," the mesmerizing TV drama of the aristocratic Crawley family--and their servants--on the verge of dramatic change. On the eve of Season 2 of the TV presentation, this gorgeous book--illustrated with sketches and research from the production team, as well as on-set photographs from both seasons--takes us even deeper into that world, with fresh insights into the story and characters as well as the social history
In preparation for the third series of Downton Abbey this autumn I delved into The World of Downton Abbey which much anticipation of good things to read.
I certainly was not disappointed. This TV companion is a high quality tie in to the much-loved English drama written by the writer of Gosford Park, Julian Fellowes. It gives the reader an inside look into the making of the period piece as well as background information into the main characters.
The companion itself is split into several different chapters; Family Life, Society and Romance, just being a few of the issues covered. Each chapter includes many original photographs as well as photos from the filming of the first two series. Tidbits are also interspersed in-between the pages throughout.
This companion book was a wonderful read and will be for any Downton Abbey fan. Full of wonderful high quality photos, insights and much more.