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Eager reader of history, mystery, classics, biographies, steampunk, lit fic, science, scifi, and etc. My reviews are mostly positive--I rarely finish or write about books I don't enjoy. My TBR is too high for that.

The World of Downton Abbey

The World of Downton Abbey -

This is a gorgeous book full of beautiful color photographs so I can't imagine it on a small black and white eReader screen. It doesn't recount the plot line, but what faithful viewer needs that? Instead it gives background information about individual characters that isn't explicitly spelled out in the show, and that's fascinating.


It also provides historical and sociological context for the early modern era surrounding WWI that would be interesting anyway, but is especially intriguing because it impacts people viewers of the show have come to feel they know well. The back of the book has a two page list of books for further reading about the time, some of which are excerpted in this volume, and I know I'll be hunting down some of those.