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LADY CATHERINE AND THE REAL DOWNTOWN ABBEY.** by  THE COUNTESS of: CARNARVON** - UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. - from R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (SKU: rja482114)

LADY CATHERINE AND THE REAL DOWNTOWN ABBEY.**

LADY CATHERINE AND THE REAL DOWNTOWN ABBEY.** by  THE COUNTESS of: CARNARVON** - UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. - from R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (SKU: rja482114)
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LADY CATHERINE AND THE REAL DOWNTOWN ABBEY.**

by CARNARVON**, THE COUNTESS of:

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ISBN 13
9781444762105
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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.MINT/NMINT.No previous owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj - as new - wrapped and protected from day of issue and purchase.Bright,crisp,clean,matt,colour pictorial illustrated upper panel of dw/dj with gilt and black lettering; 3 contemporary sepia,familial portrait photographs to rear panel of dw.dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore- edges bright and pristine; contents bright,tight and pristine - an unread example.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original,plain pale cream cloth boards with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,ix-xiipp+1-350pp [paginated] includes contents list/table,prologue and 20 chapters (each with a b/w photograph/illus headpiece) and an epilogue,32pp of contemporary,biographical familial and portrait sepia photographs in 4 blocks of 8pp apiece between pp52/3,pp116/7, pp228/9 and pp292/3 respectively,acknowledgements, picture acknowledgements,a bibliography and an index.Plus [unpaginated], half-title+title pages,a dedication,b/w extract of Lady Catherine's family tree and a b/w Highclere estate map extract illustrated frntis, blank at rear followed by publisher advert and another 2pp blanks. This book tells the story of Lady Catherine,a beautiful American girl who became the chatelaine of Highclere Castle,the setting for Julian Fellowes' award-winning drama 'Downton Abbey'.Charming and charismatic, Catherine caught the eye of Lord Porchester (or 'Porchy',as he was known) when she was just 20 years old,and wearing a pale yellow dress at a ball.She had already turned down fourteen proposals before she eventually married Porchey in 1922.Less than a year later Porchey's father died suddenly,and he became the 6th Earl of Carnarvon, inheriting a title and a Castle that changed both their lives forever. Catherine found herself suddenly in charge of a small army of household staff,and hosting lavish banquets and weekend house parties.Although the couple were very much in love,considerable challenges lay ahead for Catherine.They were immediately faced with the task of saving Highclere when debts threatened to destroy the estate.As the 1920's moved to a close,Catherine's adored brother died and she began to lose her husband to the distractions London had to offer.When the Second World War broke out,life at the Castle would never be the same again.Drawing on rich material from the private archives at Highclere, including beautiful period photographs, the current Countess of Carnarvon (Lady Fiona) transports us back to the thrilling and alluring world of the real 'Downton Abbey' and its inhabitants. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering its prices, weight allowances,dimensions and lowered its qualifying compensation rates too! So,please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk ,because of the weight/value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

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Bookseller Inventory #
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Title
LADY CATHERINE AND THE REAL DOWNTOWN ABBEY.**
Author
CARNARVON**, THE COUNTESS of:
Illustrator
illus with contemporary b/w+colour biographical photographs.
Book condition
New New
Jacket condition
NMINT.
Quantity available
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Edition
UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1444762109
ISBN 13
9781444762105
Publisher
LONDON.HODDER & STOUGHTON,2013.
Place of Publication
London
This edition first published
2013
Keywords
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