I suspect there are probably few of you who haven't watched Downton Abbey. I'm eagerly awaiting the January 6th premiere of Season 3. Actually, that is a total understatement....I can barely contain myself with excitement until the new season starts. I love Downton Abbey and have watched and re-watched all the episodes now about four times.
So I was thrilled when I came upon this book at Target the other day. It was the last one and I snatched it up so fast my husband didn't even realize what I had done. I actually think it shocked him a bit since I don't usually behave that way. :)
Let's just say I made the right decision.
It's a wonderful book - full of background information regarding the house
and how the participants would have really lived, the Downton Abbey
characters and a bit of history too. It's so interesting that I can barely put it down.
I love the changing clothing styles, especially for the women with those gorgeous hats. I guess the style of their hair in those days made it possible to wear hats and never experience "hat hair," or they just never took the hat off once it was on. :)
I've always said I was born in the wrong decade. A couple earlier would have been perfect for me. I would have fit in quite nicely. Trade-offs, of course, but great clothing styles.
Wishing you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year,