Need some help to get through the off season of Downton Abbey? Chin up, we have a new library display entitled “All Things Downton.” As you enter the library you will be greeted by a comprehensive selection of period literature and dvds exploring 20th century British fiction and history. Read-alikes/view-alikes to the Downton Abbey PBS series are showcased throughout the display. Featured videos include The Cazelets, Brideshead Revisited, The Forsyte Saga, and, of course,Upstairs, Downstairs.When not on reserve, our dvd sets for seasons 1, 2, and 3 of Downton Abbey may also be borrowed.
Fans of biographies might enjoy reading Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey detailing the life of the fifth Countess of Carnarvon and events at Highclere Castle during the First World War. Noteworthy fiction apropos of the times or dealing with similar topics can be found throughout the display. Here you may borrow Howard’s End,The Remains of the Day, or The Buccaneers, for instance. In addition, please browse or take our original, complimentary bookmarks for Downton Abbey subject matter or for British historical fiction. These bookmarks are included in the display and will serve as helpful reminders of what to read next. And don’t forget to visit “The British Collection” area of our dvd shelving to find other great series as well.