January 4, 2015
Season 5 of Downton Abbey is here, and so is our 2015 Downton Abbey reading list! All of these titles are available in the V-cat catalog. Contact us with any questions, or for help locating these titles.
“I want to read more about Highclere castle, the real castle where they film Downton Abbey.” Try:
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle
by Fiona Carnarvon
“Anna and Bates are my two favorite characters! I want to read about life downstairs!” Try:
Upstairs & Downstairs: An Illustrated Guide to the Real World of Downton Abbey by Sarah Warwick
“Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid’s Memoir That Inspired “Upstairs, Downstairs” and Downton Abbey” by Margaret Powell
“I want to read something romantic that reminds me of Downton.” Try:
The House at Riverton: A Novel by Kate Morton
Cinders & Sapphires by Leila Rasheed
Summerset Abbey by T. J. Brown
“Sybil was my favorite character!” Try:
A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
“I’d like to read about American heiresses.” Try:
The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
“I heard that Julian Fellowes (Downton’s creator) wrote a book.” Yes, he did!
Snobs by Julian Fellowes
“My friend recommended a book that has Downton in the title, but I think it is set in more modern times.” We've got it!
While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax
“Masterpiece Theatre is amazing. I want to read more about these PBS shows.” Try:
Making Masterpiece: 25 years behind the scenes at Masterpiece and Mystery on PBS by Rebecca Eaton