The World of Downton Abbey Hardcover – Dec 6 2011
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“This extraordinary upstairs-downstairs drama, written by Oscar-winning 'Gosford Park' screenwriter Julian Fellowes, is a dramatic, intelligent, soapy, comic, and wise piece of work.” ―The Boston Globe on Downton Abbey
“There is no mystery about the potency of this series, slathered in wit, powered by storytelling of a high order.” ―The Wall Street Journal on Downton Abbey
“Possibly the best show of the year...'Downton Abbey' is all that 'Upstairs, Downstairs' was, and more.” ―The Los Angeles Times on Downton Abbey
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From the authors of the instantNew York Times bestsellersThe Strain and The Fall comesthe final volume in one of the mostelectrifying thriller series in years
It’s been two years since the vampiric virus was unleashed in The Strain, and the entire world now lies on the brink of annihilation. There is only night as nuclear winter blankets the land, the sun filtering through the poisoned atmosphere for two hours each day—the perfect environment for the propagation of vampires.
There has been a mass extermination of humans, the best and the brightest, the wealthy and the influential, orchestrated by the Master—an ancient vampire possessed of unparalleled powers—who selects survivors based on compliance. Those humans who remain are entirely subjugated, interred in camps, and separated by status: those who breed more humans, and those who are bled for the sustenance of the Master’s vast army.
The future of humankind lies in the hands of a ragtag band of freedom fighters—Dr. Eph Goodweather, former head of the Centers for Disease Control’s biological threats team; Dr. Nora Martinez, a fellow doctor with a talent for dispatching the undead; Vasiliy Fet, the colorful Russian exterminator; and Mr. Quinlan, the half-breed offspring of the Master who is bent on revenge. It’s their job to rescue Eph’s son, Zack, and overturn this devastating new world order. But good and evil are malleable terms now, and the Master is most skilled at preying on the weaknesses of humans.
Now, at this critical hour, there is evidence of a traitor in their midst. . . . And only one man holds the answer to the Master’s demise, but is he one who can be trusted with the fate of the world? And who among them will pay the ultimate sacrifice—so that others may be saved?--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. See all Product Description
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I wasn't expecting the book to be as long as it is (it's 300+ pages) but I'm delighted that the author took so much time and effort in writing it. The end result is highly satisfactory! It covers both the first and second seasons of the program and delves into every storyline, every character and every social event (be it a tea party or WWI). Estate life is also examined and fictional characters are compared to real-life people who lived in 19th century England. There is an additional chapter at the end of the book detailing all of the Behind-the-Scenes work that goes into filming the series. This book is crammed full of pictures and interesting tidbits concerning both the cast and crew - you'll absolutely love it if you're a fan of Downton Abbey!
I wonder if there will be another book release when the third series airs?
The photographs are plentiful and gorgeous and the text by Jessica Fellowes, the nice of Julian, is vividly informative. Costumes have a prominent place in the contents of the book. The reader will realize what an artistic and logistic triumph the writers, actors, directors, producers, cinematographers, advisors, trades people and grunts accomplished. Several hundred people had to be in their right places at the right times, doing their best and for the most part they did. A must have for all avid Donwton'ers.
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And very nice collection of how the series is produced and some of the background to the story. Perfect gift for the fan.Published on June 22 2014 by Sandra Pidduck