Downton Abbey by Darcy, Staff Blogger
Downton Abbey is the new smash hit written by Academy Award winning actor Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park). It has won six Emmy awards as well as numerous others. The second season has just ended on CTV, with a third season soon to be in the works.
If you like historical drama, coupled with steamy soap opera elements, you'll love Downton Abbey. The story opens in 1912 with the sinking of the Titanic and follows the fortunes and affairs of the aristocratic Crawley family, and their servants. Take a look at the official site, complete with videos, photos, character guides, etc. Fans can also browse Downton Abbey News for additional detail about the actors, fashion etc...
The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes
Below the Stairs by Margaret Powell.
Arriving at the great houses of 1920s London, fifteen-year-old Margaret's life in service was about to begin... As a kitchen maid - the lowest of the low - she entered an entirely new world; one of stoves to be blacked, vegetables to be scrubbed, mistresses to be appeased, and even bootlaces to be ironed. Work started at 5.30am and went on until after dark. It was a far cry from her childhood on the beaches of Hove, where money and food were scarce, but warmth and laughter never were. ~publisher
Fateful by Claudia Grey18 year old Tess, who is traveling with a wealthy British family aboard the Titanic, meets and falls in love with a handsome first class passenger, who just happens to be a werewolf. Can Tess overcome their differences and the mounting danger to discover true love?
WildWing by Emily Whitman
Timeless by Alexandra Monir
In Timeless, Michele travels back to 1910, and she meets and falls in love with Phillip, a boy that she's dreamed about her entire life. It's an atmospheric story, 'powered by mesmerizing romantic trysts, heartfelt emotions and the timeless and time conquering appeal of true love.' ~ Joy Fleishhacker
So now you can watch, read, and 'travel' back in time,