Review: The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes

Title: The World of Downton Abbey
Author: Text: Jessica Fellowes: Photography by: Nick Briggs
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: December 6, 2011
Hardcover, 304 pages
ISBN: 978-1-250-00634-9
Genre: Non-fiction
Source: Publisher

A lavish look at the real world--both the secret history and the behind-the-scenes drama--of the spellbinding Emmy Award-winning Masterpiece TV series Downton Abbey

My thoughts:
Like thousands of others, I fell in love with the series, Downton Abbey. I'm glued to my seat with each season in anticipation to find out what will happen to these beloved characters. I love the upstairs characters as well as the downstairs characters. For those reasons and many others, I absolutely love The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes.
This book is a behind the scenes look at the mesmerizing world that I can't get enough. The World of Downton Abbey is broken up into several chapters that dives deeper into the series such as: Family Life, Society, Life in Service and Style. Each chapter explores the historical significance of events that take place, beautiful photographs, quotes from the actors, as well as mannerisms of the era.  
This is a great book for any fan of Downton Abbey to own. It's interesting as well as very entertaining. There is so much to learn about this period in time. Reading this book will help you get an insightful look at what it was to live in this era as well as the trials and tribulations of belonging to the aristocracy. I also love reading the actor's thoughts on the characters they portray.  This is definitely a book that I will read again and again. 

My rating:


  1. I almost picked this one up at Costco. I should've!

    1. Yes! It's a really good book. Next time you're at Costco you definitely should pick it up.

  2. I love Downton Abbey. I have debated getting this book for myself and now I really think that I should.

    1. Jenn, I highly recommend it. I love DA as well. It's a great book to have.

  3. This was one of my mom's Christmas presents and while she loved it, I still haven't gotten around to reading it. At first I was avoiding spoilers and now I don't know why I have put it off!

  4. I am OBSESSED with Downton! I love how each characters' lives are interwoven into each other, both downstairs and upstairs. I can never get enough of this show - I've watched the first two seasons at least 3 times each. Having a History degree I am always interested in the history. While I am sure that this show may not be 100% historically accurate I haven't really heard/read anything saying that it isn't. I cannot wait to get my hands on this book. I think they cast the characters brilliantly and the plot lines with history of absolutely beautiful!


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