BAD NEWS: THIS EVENT HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLEDGOOD NEWS: AS COMPENSATION THERE WILL BE A TALK HELD AT HIGHCLERE CASTLE + TOUR NEXT YEAR!
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~ Lady Fiona Carnarvon on Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey ~
**the date of Nov 7th has had to be rescheduled – we will update the website with a new date as soon as one is confirmed – or ask to be put on our mailing list**
To view a trailer fot the book please click here: http://youtu.be/UapJQpWKYaM
Lady Fiona Carnarvon will be talking about her new book ‘Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey’ – the follow-up to the international bestseller ‘Lady Almina’.
This book moves the story to the 1920s and focuses on the remarkable American heiress who came to reign at Highclere Castle, near Newbury (and where the award-winning drama ‘Downton Abbey’ is filmed’.
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.
But things were far from perfect. The demands of running such a large household were greater than Lady Catherine had expected. Her new husband gradually revealed himself to be a scandalous rogue, squandering their money and pursuing silent movie stars across London. When World War Two broke out, there was yet more turbulence, with Highclere transformed into an American airbase, and host to several hundred soldiers, as well as fifty young evacuees from East London.
Drawing on rich material from the archives at Highclere, including beautiful period photographs, Lady Carnarvon transports us back to the thrilling and alluring world of the real Downton Abbey and its inhabitants. Lady Carnarvon will be giving an illustrated talk, followed by questions and a book signing.
**Tickets £5 from The Hungerford Bookshop**
(redeemable against the new book on the night – making this hardback just £15!)
Call 01488 683480 to book
Rescheduled date and venue tbc soon!