Una delle serie tv di maggior successo, fra le più amate dal grande pubblico e pluripremiata dalla critica, è finalmente arrivata anche sul grande schermo.
Per tutti i fan di Downton Abbey, e per tutti coloro che ne vogliono sapere di più, ecco qui svelata l’avventurosa e straordinaria vita di Lady Almina Carnarvon, che nel serial tv diventa il personaggio di Lady Cora.
A fare da sfondo a tutte le vicende troviamo Highclere Castle, maniero di famiglia dei conti di Carnarvon e splendida, indimenticabile location della serie tv e del film.
Una trama avvincente e un’approfondita ricostruzione storico-sociale, che faranno la gioia dei molti fan di Downton Abbey e di chi ama e divora biografie e romanzi storici.
- ISBN: 8855050907
- Casa Editrice: Vallardi
- Pagine: 320
I'm of two minds here. On the one hand, as someone who not only likes Downton Abbey, but also really likes pretty much anything British and Victorian/Edwardian (think: Mitfords, Sackville-West, Waugh), this was a whole lot of fun. On the other, it was a little disconcerting just how much the author
Yeah, I read this. Why? Because I'm a lady, you see. Please, pay me no heed. This is the story of Highclere Castle at its prime. Specifically it focuses on Lady Almina, her husband Lord Carnarvon and their family. As the subtitle suggests, Highclere is the impressive house better known to the world t Leggi tutto
This book was absolutely riveting! I would call this one un-put-downable…it was a smashing read and I enjoyed every page! Books like this make me excited about history! Don’t we all wish we could wave our magic wands and become the Crawley family living the high life at Downton Abbey? For Lady Almin Leggi tutto
Although I enjoyed this book it was lacking in many respects for me. But let me start with what I did like. I enjoyed the glimpse into the life and world of Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon and the 5th Earl of Carnarvon. They lived and managed Highclere Castle from the late 1800s until the Leggi tutto
Are you at a loss after viewing the Season 2 final episode of Downton Abbey wondering how you will make it until Season 3 airs??? Then pick up this book and snuggle in for a great read. I think you will enjoy reading about the "real" people and recognize those who have lived and loved beautiful High Leggi tutto
Esta es la historia narrada por Lady Fiona, la actual condesa de Carnarvon, sobre la figura de la quinta condesa, Lady Almina, desde el momento en que se convirtió en la señora de Highclere hasta que dio paso a la siguiente generación, la de su hijo tras la muerte de su marido Lord Carnarvon pocos m Leggi tutto
I loved this book. LOVED it. If you read it looking for Downton you will be disappointed. If you read it as the story of the life of an amazing woman and an amazing time it is brilliant. Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon, was the illegitimate daughter of a Rothschild. She inhabited a world o Leggi tutto
We should know our betters : know that toffs will not be transparent. They will only tell you what they want you to know and to minimise the scandal they will painfully minimise the accuracy. Despite pointing out the howlers in the captions on several photographs, and the historically flawed text in Leggi tutto
I was captivated by the Downton Abbey drama on PBS and so when I discovered this book on Highclere Abbey ( where it was filmed) and Almina, Countess of Caernarvon, I knew I wanted to read it and I was not disappointed. The book is written by the current Countess, Fiona Caernarvon, who became interes Leggi tutto
This title is certainly a lovely find... especially for anyone who enjoys digging up intriguing history. You don't have to be a fan of the TV show to enjoy the book, as there is maybe only mention to the show, at the beginning of the book, and that's it. From there on, it's pure and actual history. M Leggi tutto
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