Lady Catherine, the Earl and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the setting for Julian Fellowes emmy award winning PBS show Downtown Abbey and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Catherine Wendell. In this transporting companion piece to the New York Times bestseller Lady Almina and the Real Downtown Abbey, Catherine, a beautiful and spirited American woman who married Lady Alminas son, the man who would become the 6th Earl of Carnarvon, presides over the grand estate during a tumultuous time for the British aristocracy. Following the First World War, many of the great houses of England faded as their owners fortunes declined in the new political and social world of the 1920s and 1930s. As war loomed, Highcleres survival as the family home of the Carnarvons was again in the balance, as was peace between the nations of Europe.
- Title: Lady Catherine, the Earl and the Real Downtown Abbey
- Author: The Countless of Carnarvon
- Publisher: Broadway Books; First U.S. Edition
- Publish Date: October 29, 2013
- Format: Paperback
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385344961
- ISBN-13: 978-0385344968
- Dimensions: 5.2" x 1.1" x 8"