I would never consider myself a Downton Abbey fanatic.
I am most definitely a fan of normal proportions. I have my favorite characters and I set aside Sunday nights when the season starts.
But knowing that this is the final season I have been a bit more curious about all things Downton Abbey.
Enter my recent book findings perfect for the Downton fan or the FANatic.
A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey: This book is separated into months of the year. Each month focuses on a different area of life at this large estate. Under the chapter is also a spotlight on an aspect of the filming of Downton Abbey. The book is filled with beautiful photographs and even a recipe or two.
Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey Just like it says on the cover, this is the backstage pass to the set of Downton Abbey! This book is loaded with photos of the actors, props, costumes and the set. Along side these photos are the insider how to's with a smattering of the actors thoughts. A great read for those fans who want to know how Downton Abbey is produced.
The World of Downton Abbey This book is like revisiting the show in book form. It has a storyline quality to it. Again, great pictures of the actors and the set. It also included bits on how the designers came up with or how they produced the look and feel of the time period. My favorite bit of this book was the quotes by the characters. These really gave the book a Downton-ish quality that I enjoyed.
Last but not least is- The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook: This book is filled with yummy sounding recipes. A mix of traditional English and Downtonesque recipes featuring characters names. I have not tried any of these recipes yet, but I am mulling over the idea of a Downton dinner for the last episode. Hmmm, or would a tea be better?
It is pointed out that this book is an Unofficial cookbook. I wonder if an official one will come out by Masterpiece or Carnival? Hint, Hint to the powers that be….oh and add pictures!!
These books have kept me entertained and will keep me entertained as I enjoy this last season of Downton Abbey.
Have I missed any good Downton books?