If you like Downton Abbey, you will really enjoy the new Upstairs, Downstairs series. Season 2 is even better than season 1 in my view as the characters have become more real and the story lines have used details from season 1 to explain how characters think in season 2. I am very much hoping for a season 3 and many more to come!
I am also a displaced Montrealer and this book brought back many memories for me. Everything from "Hockey Night in Canada" to Ruby Foo's and kneeling down at school to check the hem length of my uniform brought back many fond memories of a Montreal that no longer exists.