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Lady Catherine and the real Downton Abbey

Sometimes the facts are even more extraordinary than the fiction...Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story of the beautiful American heiress who lived at Highclere Castle, the setting for Julian Fellowes' award winning drama Downton Abbey. Glamorous and wealthy, Catherine became the toast of London society when she travelled across the Atlantic in 1920 to marry the Earl of Porchester, or 'Porchy', as he was known. At just 19 Catherine had to learn how to organise and host the lavish banquets and weekend house parties that Porchy so loved. She found herself suddenly in charge of the more than eighty staff working at Highclere Castle, and persuaded her husband to improve their living and working conditions.

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32320003267899 941.082 Car
Adult Non Fiction   East Maitland library . . Available .  
32320003468760 941.082 CAR
Adult Non Fiction   Maitland library . . Available .  
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Classification Number 941.082 CAR
Author Carnarvon, Fiona Countess of
Title Lady Catherine and the real Downton Abbey [BK]
Publisher London : : Hodder,, 2013.
Physical Description illustrations ;
Sometimes the facts are even more extraordinary than the fiction...Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story of the beautiful American heiress who lived at Highclere Castle, the setting for Julian Fellowes' award winning drama Downton Abbey. Glamorous and wealthy, Catherine became the toast of London society when she travelled across the Atlantic in 1920 to marry the Earl of Porchester, or 'Porchy', as he was known. At just 19 Catherine had to learn how to organise and host the lavish banquets and weekend house parties that Porchy so loved. She found herself suddenly in charge of the more than eighty staff working at Highclere Castle, and persuaded her husband to improve their living and working conditions.
Carnarvon, Henry George Alfred Herbert -- Earl of, 1898-1987
Carnarvon, Catherine -- Countess of, 1900-1977
Carnarvon, Catherine -- Countess of, 1900-1978
Carnarvon, Henry George Alfred Herbert -- Earl of, 1898-1987
Subject Highclere Castle
Highclere Castle
Highclere Castle
Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
Additional Author Carnarvon, Catherine 1900-1977 Countess of,
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