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Real-life Countess of 'Downton Abbey' writes castle's history in second book

The Countess of Carnarvon lives at Highclere castle, the location at/on which "Downton Abbey" is filmed and based.

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 08:21am EST

Tags: Countess of Carnarvon, Highclere Castle, book, Lady Catherine

The book that inspired ‘Downton Abbey'

The British drama first aired in the U.S. as a part of "Masterpiece Classics" in 2011, but what many fans don't know is that the Emmy-winning show was inspired from a book published in 1989.

Sunday - 02/17/2013, 09:23am EST

Tags: To Marry and English Lord, Carol Wallace, Dean Lane, Rachel Nania

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