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Sunday, January 15, 2012

U.S. publishers rush out books about Edwardian and wartime Britain to cash in on American success of Downton Abbey

It has already won the hearts of viewers in both Britain and the U.S. But now Downton Abbey is inspiring a resurgence in publishing in America with a wave of releases to cash in on the trend. Dozens of 20th century novels about the British aristocracy are being promoted by New York-based publishers to capitalise on the TV series

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  1. Book lovers of Canada and USA may wish to know that in addition to hugely sanitised "Lady Almina And The Real Downton Abbey..”…there is a much more controversial account of Almina’s nine decades of living in a book entitled “ The Life and Secrets of Almina Carnarvon.” "A Candid biography of the 5th Countess of Carnarvon of Tutankhamun fame.”

    Also from the same author, William Cross, FSA Scot, is “ Lady Carnarvon’s Nursing Homes : Nursing the Privileged in Wartime and Peace” which deals with Almina’s role as a uncompromising matron of Highclere Military Hospital during the Great War, and her later years running private hospitals in London. Many of Almina’s famous patients are revealed in these books. The testimony within these titles comes from the memories and recollections of one of Almina's godsons, whose mother was Almina's housekeeper and companion for over thirty years.