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Stunningly beautiful companion book!
on 30 September 2011
The World of Downton Abbey" is a beautiful companion book to this wonderful television show --- you can see that it was put together with a lot of thought and attention to detail! It is a hardcover book printed on glossy paper, and on its 303 pages it offers a wealth of pictures and information.
The book begins with a foreword by series creator Julian Fellowes and is split into 9 different sections after that:
Life in Service
House & Estate
Behind the Scenes
It contains not only tons of background information about the show but also lots of interesting tidbits about life shortly before and during the First World War. There are lots of pictures from the show, of course, but also original photos from the era it is set in as well as war posters, costume sketches, etc.!
In my opinion, The World of Downton Abbey" is one of the most gorgeous and lavishly designed companion books ever to come along!