More Books to Read if You Love Downton Abbey




Last year, I did a blog posts on books I read to help get me in the mood for Downton Abbey. You can read the original post here. Here is another selection of books to help you get in the spirit of the historical soap opera. Enjoy!

Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants by Alison Maloney. A quick read with a  lot of great information, the book offers an overview of the lives of the servants who helped make the glittering life of the landed families so grand.


To Marry and English Lord by Gail MacColl. If you want to know the history behind rich American women like Lady Cora marrying into the English aristocracy, then this is the book for you. I first read and fell in love with this book twenty years ago. It's a fun look at a brief moment in both British and American history.



Upstairs & Downstairs: The Illustrated Guide to the Real World Behind Downton Abbey by Sarah Warwick. A more complex look into the lives of both the servants and the upper class in Edwardian England. 


The English Gentleman: The Rise and Fall of an Ideal by Philip Mason. This is an interesting look into the lives of upper class British men and what it took to be a gentleman.

I hope you check out some of these books and delve a little deeper into a bygone era.

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18 comments:

Julie's Lifestyle said...

These all look like wonderful books to read and thanks for recommending them. Thanks for stopping by my blog today and the follow on Twitter. Happy reading to you.
Julie

Lilly's Mom said...

Thank you so much for posting these books. I will have to check them out. I just posted one on my blog regarding the Lady Carnovan. Fascinating reading.

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Lysa Wilds said...

I am a history minor in college so these books caught my interest. What a great collection I will have to check a few of them out. Thank you for linking up with us at the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday Link Party!

Wishing you an amazing week!

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Lysa
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Suzie Jackson said...

These look great & I love the show Downton Abby!!!Found you via Joy Love Food today!

Birdhouse Books said...

Hi, stopping by from Book Musing Mondays. Your blog is my new favorite, since you write about everything I like!

I am Downton Abbey obsessed (I blog about the show every Sunday night) and can't wait to look for these books. Thanks for the great list!

Landon & Alyssa said...

These look like great books! Thanks for linking up at OMHG WW this week!

Lynda H said...

I'm so glad Downton Abbey is back! And now, I have several books I want to read as well. Thanks so much for linking up to Awesome Life Friday - I hope you'll come back again this week!

Cascia Talbert said...

I love American history. Those books look pretty good.

Jillybarb said...

Thank you so much for your recommendations! I'm grabbing my nook. Can't decide which one to get 1st.

Joy said...

I added To Marry an English Lord to my TBR -- I found that topic fascinating!

Joy's Book Blog

Mary Hill said...

These sounds like fascinating reads about an interesting period in history. Thanks for sharing on Book Musing Mondays.

Tina at Mommynificent.com said...

Ha! I would never have thought to compile a list like this. Very clever! Thanks for sharing it at Booknificent Thursday this week!
Tina

Tanya @ Moms Small Victories said...

These sound like good recommendations. Thanks for sharing with #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup

Rhoda Newton said...

I've read Life below Stairs and enjoyed it as a quick read.
Have you read Downton Tabby?

Kristen Campbell said...

I do love Downton Abbey, so I bet I'd like these books, too! Thanks for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again this Friday!

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai said...

This is an awesome list of books! I love Downton Abbey and the history behind it. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :)

~Lorelai
Life With Lorelai

Mary Hill said...

I need to watch Downtown Abbey. I love historical fiction and I really enjoyed reading about these books. Thanks for linking up with Literacy Musing Mondays.