The Great War has ended, but Downton Abbey is far from
"Americans can''t get enough of ''Downton Abbey,''" said
The Boston Globe. As Season 3 of the award-winning
TV series opens, it is 1920 and Downton Abbey is waking
up to a world changed forever by World War I. New characters
arrive and new intrigues thrive as the old social order is
challenged by new expectations.
In this new era, different family members abound (including Cora''s
American mother, played by Shirley MacLaine) and changed dynamics
need to be resolved: Which branch of the family tree will Lord
Grantham's first grandchild belong to? What will become of the
servants, both old and new?
The Chronicles of Downton Abbey, carefully pieced
together at the heart and hearth of the ancestral home of the
Crawleys, takes us deeper into the story of every important member
of the Downton estate.This lavish, entirely new book focuses on
each character individually, examining their motivations,
their actions, and the inspirations behind them. An evocative
combination of story, history, and behind-the-scenes
drama, it will bring fans even closer to the secret,
beating heart of the house.