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4.0 out of 5 stars Lady Almina and the real Downnton Abbey, July 13 2012
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This is a very interesting book. This woman was vibrant and full of energy. Before WWI she did the ordinary things aristocrats did: entertaining, went to London for the social season and travelled, especially to Egypt with her husband. He was fascinated by all things Egyptian and was one of the main financial backers of the excavation of Tutankamen's Tomb. Unfortunately he died of septicaemia caused by an infected mosquito bite before they actually entered the inner Tomb. During WWI Lady Almina used their house as a hospital for wounded soldiers. Her hospital was one of the best of the time. I bought this book through Amazon.com and it certainly is a good read if you are curious about how some of the aristocracy lived in that period of time. The facts are not quite as the Downton Abbey story line seems to be heading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Almina,Countess of Downton Abbey, May 2 2012
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I wanted some background to the movie. This book gave me much of the real background, it did tend to get boring in places. It's good if you want to know more about the real place, it has none of the stuff from the movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very informational, June 3 2012
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Great book finished it quickly and passed it on to anothe Downton Abbey fan. It certainly tied things together as far as the real history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars History brought to life. excellent story and detail., Dec 22 2013
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Anne Cromack "fanofSusanB." (Nanaimo,B.C.Vancouver Island.) - See all my reviews
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Hubby and I both enjoyed this book. The storyline was gripping and the history made it all very real. Would recommend it to all.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great history, June 22 2014
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This was a gift. And the recipient Loved it as a historical account of the real Downtown Abbey. Great book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really great historical story, May 24 2014
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I really love watching Downton Abbey on television, but thanks to the Countess of Carnarvon for sharing this great family story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very well done!, March 8 2014
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Adee1 (Ontario, Canada) - See all my reviews
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This book is wonderful if you're hooked on Downton Abbey, and want the real story. It has helped me to understand the series better. Or, if you would like some insight into 1900 - 1920 in Europe. Very historical, takes you through WW1, and the devastation of that war. Great read and now I'm looking forward to reading about Lady Catherine.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book, Feb. 1 2014
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Loved the way the author took you into a different era. Get past the first two chapters then your hooked
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lady Almina, Jan. 28 2014
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I enjoyed reading about Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey. The work she did establishing the hospitals and her life in general even the parts about WW 1
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5.0 out of 5 stars British Society early 20th Century, Jan. 18 2014
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A look into the lives of people of influence and wealth early in the 20th Century. A very interesting book..
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