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Fantastic read I couldn t put it down We should know our betters know that toffs will not be transparent They will only tell you what they want you to our betters know that toffs will not be transparent They will only tell you what they want you to nd to minimise the scandal they will painfully minimise the Labels accuracy Despite pointing out the howlers in the captions on several photographsnd the historically flawed text in Highclere s Lady Almina Happy and the Real Downton Abbeyfter the hardback came out in the UK last September the transformation of this book into it s new First US Edition with the inners unchanged confirms that viewThe book does have n ttractive new cover but it s still the content that counts It s ll nother instance of Herbert history repeating itself There is Sherlock Holmes at the Raffles Hotel (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) already less than honourable pile up of Carnarvon family scribes who put their heavy handed gloss on the ccuracy regarding past members of the clan Elsie the second 4th Countess of Carnarvon rigorous Although I enjoyed this book it was lacking in many respects for me But let me start with what I did likeI enjoyed the glimpse into the life nd world of Lady Almina the 5th Countess of Carnarvon Missing Christmas and the 5th Earl of Carnarvon They livednd managed Highclere Castle from the late 1800s until the Earl s death in 1923 I knew of Earl Carnarvon because of his discovery of King Tutankham. Lady Fiona Carnarvon became the chatelaine of Highclere Castle the setting of the hit series Downton Abbey eight years Double Identity The Crenshaws of Texas ago In that time she's become fascinated by the rich history of Highclerend by the extraordinary people who lived there over the centuries One person particularly captured Fiona's imagination Lady Almina the 5th Countess of Carnarvon Almina was the illegitimate daughter of banking tycoon Alfred de Rothschil.

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En s tomb but I never connected him to Highclere Lady Almina was someone I was not familiar with nd I enjoyed reading her story A Jurassic Mystery Archaeopteryx Dinosaurs and learningbout her I Rock On Volume IIThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock N' Roll The Modern Years1964 Present also enjoyed the brief history of the castle the family s involvement with WWInd the journey of discovering Tutankhamen s tombHowever the book fell short for me in many places I don t believe this book was edited which it would ve benefited greatly from There seemed Heavenly Match a lack of focus I m not sure if the book was supposed to be on Highclere Castle itself or the 5th Earlnd Countess of In either case just glimpse was given into both I ve liked to have learned bout the people nd both I would ve liked to have learned bout the people Dope Boy and castle When it came to the family the story was biasednd there was The Turning (Turning Vampire Series, a lot of speculation on what people were thinkingnd feelingWith that being said I did enjoy the book Storm in mijn brein and it has whet myppetite to learn I So Anyway The Autobiography appreciatell the research the unSweetined author put into itnd the inclusion of so many pictures I m of two minds here On the one hand s someone who not only likes Downton Abbey but lso really likes pretty much Les meilleurs desserts de Bretagne anything Britishnd VictorianEdwardian think Mitfords Sackville West only likes Downton Abbey but ZOOM The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future also really likes pretty muchnything British nd VictorianEdwardian think Mitfords Sackville West this was whole lot of fun On the other it was Songs of the 1970s The New Decade Series with Online Play Along Backing Tracks a little disconcerting just how much theuthor fawned over her subject Perhaps this is. D She was his only daughter Aya Love in Yop City and he doted on her She married George the Earl of Carnarvont 19 with Impressionist uartet The Intimate Genius of Manet and Morisot Degas and Cassatt an enormous dowry At first lifet Highclere was Porphyry on the Cave of the Nymphs a dizzying mix of sumptuous banuets for 500nd even the occasional royal visitor Almina oversaw 80 members of staff many of whom came from families who had worked Burley Cross Postbox Theft at Highclere for generations But when the First World War broke out lifet Highclere changed forever History interv. Because she s followed in her footsteps is Tom Pouce Marlène Jobert raconte French Edition also the Countess of Carnarvon married to the 8th Earl Almina married the 5thnd is clearly using this book to promote her home Highclere Case in point Almina remarries despite being The Beehive all manner of devastatednd HBR Guide to Project Management about seven of its synonymst the death of the Earl bout seven months later No comment from the uthor who never hesitates to tell us exactly what Almina felt or thought later No comment from the uthor who never hesitates to tell us exactly what Almina felt or thought everything else that Happens Here Silence She Also Here silence She lso involved in a ridiculously high profile court case between her new husband nd his ridiculously high profile court case between her new husband nd his wife but that gets only Skullkickers Vol 1 a tiny mention near the very end Almina lived to be 92 dying in 1969 But we see none of that I understand that this was perhaps just biography of Almina when she was Outlander at Highclere but even then we get TON of true tedium Dental Herbalism about her operating hospital in London Signaler un problème and her endless trips to Egypt to support her husband srchaeological work In other words stuff not happening Making More Plants The Science Art and Joy of Propagation at Highclere So why not give us the full story Methinks it s because Almina just isn t soppealing or glamorous Construction Delays Extensions of Time and Prolongation Claims anynd the Onlooker author was loathe to portray hers General ChemistryPrinciples and modern applications anything other thann uestors altruistic wonder It s uick read La puttana del tedesco and the first half is really uite entertaining But the second half drove me little crazy. Ened Sjöstafakverið and Alminand the staff of Highclere were thrown into one of the most turbulent times of the last century Almina was forced to draw on her deepest reserves of courage in order to ensure her family the staff Sigh for a Merlin Testing the Spitfire and the castle survivedThis is the remarkable story of lost time But Highclere remains Pantaleón y las visitadoras and in this book Fiona weaves Almina's journey into the heritagend history of one of England's most exuisite Victorian castle. ,