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The Chronicles of Downton Abbey

The Chronicles of Downton Abbey

A New Era

The World of Downton Abbey

Jessica Fellowes & Matthew Sturgis

St. Martin's Press

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The Great War has ended, but Downton Abbey is far from peaceful...

"Americans can't get enough of 'Downton Abbey,'" said The Boston Globe. As Season 3 of the award-winning TV series opens, it is 1920 and Downton Abbey is waking up to a world changed forever by World War I. New characters arrive and new intrigues thrive as the old social order is challenged by new expectations.

In this new era, different family members abound (including Cora's American mother, played by Shirley MacLaine) and changed dynamics need to be resolved: Which branch of the family tree will Lord Grantham's first grandchild belong to? What will become of the servants, both old and new?

The Chronicles of Downton Abbey, carefully pieced together at the heart and hearth of the ancestral home of the Crawleys, takes us deeper into the story of every important member of the Downton estate.This lavish, entirely new book from Jessica Fellowes focuses on each character individually, examining their motivations, their actions, and the inspirations behind them. An evocative combination of story, history, and behind-the-scenes drama, it will bring fans even closer to the secret, beating heart of the house.

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Jessica Fellowes & Matthew Sturgis

JESSICA FELLOWES is the New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of The World of Downton Abbey. She has been Deputy Editor of Country Life she a columnist for the London Paper. She also writes the historical mystery series, The Mitford Murders.

MATTHEW STURGIS is a widely published writer and critic. He is the author of Passionate Attitudes: the English Decadence of the 1890s and the highly-praised Aubrey Beardsley. He lives in London.

JULIAN FELLOWES is the creator, writer, and executive producer of Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning Downton Abbey. He write the Academy Award-winning original screenplay for Gosford Park and the bestselling novels Snobs and Past Imperfect.

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