The Chronicles of Downton Abbey

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The chronicles of downton abbey a new era

The Chronicles of Downton Abbey: A New Era, Jessica Fellowes and Mathew Sturgis

New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2012. Hardcover, 320 pages, $29.99. ISBN: 978-1-250-02762-7.

Can’t get enough of Downton Abby? Step back in time and immerse yourself in the era of post-World War I and the changes it brought to the English aristocracy in this lavishly illustrated book. Relive the first and second season of Downton Abbey in this magnificent volume, a must have for any fan of the British series. Get in-depth character analysis and the behind-the-scenes scoop on all of the drama.

Get your Downton Abbey Fix: Cultivating Victory the womens land army, the victory garden movementCultivating Victory: The Women’s Land Army & the Victory Garden Movement, Cecilia Gowdy-Wygant

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013. Hardcover, 240 pages, $35. ISBN: 978-0-8229-4425-6.

The time surrounding the First and Second World Wars brought about many social and political changes for women in Great Britain and the United States. Cecilia Gowdy-Wygant gives a detailed account of the policies, politics, and propaganda that swept women into the labor force and changed gender roles throughout society in this fascinating book.

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