Downton Abbey

After watching last night's Christmas episode, I suddenly became sad when I realized I would probably be waiting a long time for series three. If you too were sad, here are some resources we have that you might enjoy while you wait for its return.

Some nonfiction titles of interest:

Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy by David Cannadine. King Library (2nd floor) | HT653.G7 C358 1999

Aspects of Aristocracy: Grandeur and Decline in Modern Britain by David Cannadine. King Library (2nd floor) | HT653.G7 C357 1994

After the Victorians: Private Conscience and Public Duty in Modern Britain: Essays in Memory of John Clive edited by Susan Pedersen and Peter Mandler. King Library (2nd floor) | HN385 .A38 1994

American Jennie: The Remarkable life of Lady Randolph Churchill by Anne Sebba. King Library (2nd floor) | DA565.C6 S43 2007

Life below Stairs: Domestic Servants in England from Victorian Times by Frank E. Huggett. BEST Library, Basement | HD8039.D52 G7763

The English Country House: From the Archives of Country Life by Mary Miers. ArtArch | NA7562 .M53 2009

Fiction, poetry, and memoirs of interest:

Below Stairs by Margaret Powell. SW Depository | TX649.P68 A3 (available for request)

Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes. King Library (2nd floor) | PR6106.E4 P37 2009

Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford. SW Depository | PR6011.O53 P3 (available for request)

House at Riverton: A Novel by Kate Morton. King Leisure Reading | PR9619.4.M74 S55 2008

The Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen edited by C. Day Lewis. King Library (2nd floor) | PR6029.W4 A6 1964b

Collected poems, 1908-1956 by Siegfried Sassoon. King Library (2nd floor) | PR6037.A86 A17 1961

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. King Library (2nd floor) | PR6059.S5 R46 1993

You might also enjoy this blog post from ARTstor.

Meanwhile I'll be enjoying the memory of Mary and Matthew twirling in the snow!