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Although some of you may al­ready be fa­mil­iar with High­clere Cas­tle as the pres­ti­gious set­ting of the pe­riod drama se­ries Down­ton Abbey, the present owner Lady Carnar­von has been de­ter­mined to open the archives and tell the true his­tory of the house. In her lat­est book, she chooses the pe­riod 1866 to 1936, and takes the reader through real-life week­ends telling the story from the per­spec­tive of the guests, the hosts, and the staff. And they were no ordinary guests - the fu­ture King Ed­ward VII be­ing one. Lady Carnar­von seeks to give us a glimpse of what life re­ally would have been like, and so takes us through the menus, the recipes and the conversations that would have been had at those his­toric times. You may feel that the book gives added cred­i­bil­ity to Down­ton Abbey!

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