Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Expected publication: November 25th 2014
I'm a big fan of the series, so when I saw this book come up on Netgalley I was simply delighted. Even more so, as this book focuses mostly on the running of the house and the different tasks for different members of staff.
I've always been a bit amazed by large houses like the one in Downton Abbey, and wondered about how hard it would have to be to keep everything running. If you, like me, have been curious to find out more about this, this book is highly recommended to you!
Written as if Mr. Carson wrote it, it handles all kinds of very important matters like a chapter on placing wine bottles the correct way. Like in the series Mr. Carson is very strict and wants to preserve the traditions as much as possible. It also includes time schedules so it would have been easy to fit in seven dress changings a day.
A very interesting account on living downstairs in Downton Abbey, and also a very nice book for fans of the show!