The Chronicles of Downton Abbey: A New Era by Jessica Fellowes and Matthew Sturgis is the official companion to the award-winning PBS Masterpiece show and gives Downton fans lots to drool over as they await the US premiere of Season 3 on January 6th. The beautiful hardcover book dedicates a chapter to each character and includes gorgeous, full-page photographs of the characters, memorabilia and behind-the-scenes looks at the sets. Authors Jessica Fellowes and Matthew Sturgis explore not just the series itself but also the period in which it is set including common customs of social norms of the time. In addition to covering the characters and the story through Season 2, the book looks towards Season 3 with little clues scattered throughout and an introduction to the newest character - Cora's mother which will be played by Shirley MacLaine.
The Chronicles of Downton Abbey: A New Era is a beautifully presented and would make the perfect gift for the die-hard Downton fan or even the newly initiated. I count myself among the newly initiated; after hearing all about the series from friends and on Twitter, I decided I needed to see what it was all about. I started with Season One and cannot get enough! Between catching up on Seasons 1 and 2 and the book, I am in Downton immersion mode! If you are a Downton fan or have one in your life, The Chronicles of Downton Abbey is the perfect companion!
I have one copy of the book to giveaway - just in time for the holidays and/or to tide you over until Jan 6th. For a chance to win, leave a comment below and let me know if you are in the diehard fan category or the newly initiated. Please also leave a way to contact you (such as email). The giveaway will close on Sunday, December 23rd.