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How and Why They Lived That Way: Books and DVDs about 19th- & 20th-Century British Society

 
 

The Crawley family's impeccably ordered lifestyle in Downton Abbey has sparked much curiosity about the lavish social rituals and practical underpinnings of life in a grand English country home. Readers who want to know what it felt like to be an American heiress rubbing elbows with hard-up aristocrats, when a lord might confide in his butler, whether asparagus should be eaten with hands or fork, or how much it cost to employ all those footmen will find plenty of answers in our selection of classic and newly reissued memoirs. Period fiction and mysteries by first-rate writers, as well as related TV dramas and historical series, also illuminate these lives and times from fresh angles.

 
 
 
 
 Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy
 

Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy

Ken Follett.
 
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Moving from Hitler's rise to power in 1933 Germany to the advent of the Cold War, this second book ...(Read More)

 
 Park Lane
 

Park Lane

Frances Osborne.
 
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When 18-year-old Grace Campbell arrives in London in 1914, she's unable to find a position as an ...(Read More)

 
 The Remains of the Day
 

The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro.
 
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(Man Booker Prize Winner) Long before Carson, the stoic butler managing Downton Abbey's ...(Read More)

 
 The Forsyte Saga: The Complete Series
 

The Forsyte Saga: The Complete Series

Eric Porter, Susan Hampshire, Nyree Dawn Porter, Kenneth More & others. James Cellan Jones, director.
 
ListPrice: $79.98
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The cultural phenomenon that introduced America to a new kind of TV, The Forsyte Saga ...(Read More)

 
   
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