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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey

The Countess of Carnarvon

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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the setting for Julian Fellowes's Emmy Award-winning PBS show Downton Abbey, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Catherine Wendell. In this transporting companion piece to the New York Times bestseller Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey, Catherine, a beautiful and spirited American woman who married Lady Almina's son, the man who would become the 6th Earl of Carnarvon, presides over the grand estate during a tumultuous time for the British aristocracy. Following the First World War, many of the great houses of England faded as their owners fortunes declined in the new political and social world of the 1920s and 1930s. As war loomed, Highclere's survival as the family home of the Carnarvons was again in the balance-as was peace between the nations of Europe. Using copious materials-including diaries and scrapbooks-from the castle's archives, the current Countess of Carnarvon brings alive a very modern story in a beautiful and fabled setting, paying particular attention to the staff who provide Highclere Castle with continuity between generations. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Wanda McCaddon

Length:

10h 22m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

03:21


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

43:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

43:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

31:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

30:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

39:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

31:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

37:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

35:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

38:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

35:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

31:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:31