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Excerpt from Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

Get ready for the third season of Downton Abbey by reading the lost legacy of Highclere Castle.

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration for the hit PBS show Downton Abbey, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon and the basis of the fictional character Lady Cora Crawley. Drawing on a rich store of materials from the archives of Highclere Castle, including diaries, letters, and photographs, the current Lady Carnarvon has written a transporting story of this fabled home on the brink of war.

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by the Countess of Carnarvon – Excerpt

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