Thursday, November 26, 2015

Showcase - Downton Abbey A Celebration - a new coffee table book

I know many of you are anxiously awaiting the final season of Downton Abbey and although the actors will show up in other Masterpiece productions it just won't be the same. Well I'm happy to tell you that St. Martin's Press has yet another Coffee Table Book celebrating all six seasons and shhhh it's even got some season six spoilers.
This will make a perfect gift for that Abbey fanatic on your holiday shopping list.
Enjoy the showcase.

ISBN-13: 9781250091550
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 11/10/2015
Length: 320pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound

Since the moment we first entered Downton Abbey in 1912, we have been swept away by Julian Fellowes’s evocative world of romance, intrigue, drama and tradition. Now, in 1925, as Downton Abbey prepares to close its doors for the final time, Jessica Fellowes leads us through the house and estate, reliving the iconic moments of the wonderfully aristocratic Crawley family and their servants as they navigate the emerging modern age.

Travelling from Great Hall to servants’ hall, bedroom to boot room, we glimpse as we go Matthew and Isobel Crawley arriving for the first time, the death of Kemal Pamuk, Cora’s tragic miscarriage, Edith’s affair with Michael Gregson, Mary’s new haircut, Thomas and O’Brien’s scheming, Anna and Bates’s troubles with the law, and Carson’s marriage to Mrs Hughes.

Alongside are in-depth interviews with the cast, who have worked on the show for six years and know it so well, as well as a complete episode guide for the first five seasons and a teaser for the sixth. Packed full of stunning location shots and stills from all six seasons of the show including exclusive behind-the-scenes photography, this celebratory book is the ultimate gift for Downton Abbey fans the world over.

Praise for Downton Abbey - A Celebration

“Downton Abbey is a cultural phenomenon, [with] many and varied famous fans.” —The Daily Beast

“This series has a connoisseur's eye for the most exquisite emblems of privilege and breeding and a fan's gusto for intrigue and melodrama.” —The New York Times

“Gorgeous color photos from the set (with all those fabulous clothes on display)...A great page turner--while wearing white gloves, of course, darling.” —Star Tribune on The Chronicles of Downton Abbey

About the author(s)
JESSICA FELLOWES is an author, journalist, and public speaker. Formerly a celebrity interviewer at the Mail on Sunday and deputy editor of Country Lifemagazine, she has written seven books as well as touring with her lectures onDownton Abbey from Cheltenham to California. She lives in Oxfordshire and London with her family.

JULIAN FELLOWES is the writer and creator of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning TV series Downton Abbey. He is also the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Gosford Park and the author of the New York Timesbestselling novel Snobs.

If you're building your collection or just decided to start now's the time.
Here's the rest of the marvelous collection available now from St. Martin's Press 

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  1. Oo fun! I really need to watch this show too! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Debbie!!

    1. Yeah me too Ali, I've never watched it although I love most Masterpiece shows. I'm a Poldark Fanatic, love the Arthur Conan Doyle specials etc

      I did have a great Thanksgiving!

  2. Oh that looks good. I just binge watched the first 5 seasons. Such gorgeous settings and clothing. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

    1. I may have to borrow this series from the library on DVD sounds like I'm really missing out
      I did have a great Turkey Day Anna, Hope you did as well and I'm happy Rosie is doing well

  3. I am not keen on this series ending. It's been always about effing MARY! I was hoping Edith will get her time to shine and have a season about her with Mary maybe being more humble and less... Mary

    1. Well Braine I see you definitely have opinions about this series LOL

  4. I am half-way through season 2 and love the world building if not all the plot threads. The book does have some gorgeous shots and fun chapters it seems.