eSpotlight - Revisiting Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

Since the trailer was released for the upcoming Downton Abbey movie, I've been counting down the days until the movie's release on September 20. We're just a little over a month away so let's take a look at all the fun eBooks, eMedia, and eResources we have related to this excellent TV series that's soon to be a film as well.

The World of Downton Abbey

Explore the world of Downton Abbey with a behind the scenes look at the series in an eAudiobook narrated by Elizabeth McGovern, the complete scripts for Season Three, or a documentary on how the cast and crew made the show so authentic for its time period.

The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica FellowesDownton Abbey: The Complete Scripts - Season ThreeThe Manners of Downton Abbey

Or how about trying a recipe from the series or its time period? You can even read philosophical essays on Downton Abbey and the historical events that happen in the series.

The Unofficial Downton Abbey CookbookEdwardian Cooking: The Unofficial Downton Abbey CookbookDownton Abbey and Philosophy

The Music of Downton Abbey

Love the music of Downton Abbey? Hoopla has a few different soundtrack collections for you to choose from.

Downton Abbey: The Essential Collection - Original Music from the Television SeriesDownton Abbey - Original Music from the Television SeriesDownton Abbey: The Ultimate Collection - Featuring the Musical Highlights of All Six Seasons

The Real Downton Abbey

Highclere Castle is the real life Downton Abbey and the Countess of Carnarvon has written books on the history of the Carnarvon family and their home. Or you can read the book that inspired Julian Fellowes to create the character of Flora, Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey. Or how about the memoir of a "downstairs" maid in 1930s England?

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by the Countess of CarnarvonLady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey by the Countess of CarnarvonTo Marry an English Lord by Gail MacColl and Carol McD. WallaceMinding the Manor: The Memoir of a 1930s English Kitchen Maid

More Viewing Fun

Looking for another historical drama series to watch in the meantime? Hoopla has some great options to start with:

Upstairs, Downstairs - Season 1Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Series 1The Forsyte Saga - Season 1Cranford - Season 1

Revisit Downton Abbey

Want to catch up on the series? We don't have an electronic version available, but you can check out DVDs from your local San José Public Library branch. And if they don't have the season you want in stock, you can always request it!

Downton Abbey - Season 1Downton Abbey - Season 2Downton Abbey - Season 3Downton Abbey - Season 4Downton Abbey - Season 5Downton Abbey - Season 6

Bonus Fun

I always enjoy a good Sesame Street parody (Upstairs, Downstairs or Me, Claudius, anyone?) and they even have a fun Downton Abbey parody called Upside Downton Abbey:

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