Downton Abbey has quickly gained popularity with U.S. and English viewers. It's set in England during the Edwardian era and centers around an estate called Downton, located in Yorkshire. The show stars Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, and Maggie Smith, among others.
If your friend is a fan of the show, here are some ideas on what to give them for the holidays or an upcoming birthday.
The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook: From Lady Mary's Crab Canapes to Mrs. Patmore's Christmas Pudding by Emily Ansara Baines is the perfect gift for anyone who has been inspired by the cooking scenes on Downton Abbey. The book contains over 150 recipes including "Ethel's Beloved Crepes Suzette" and "Mr. Bates' Chicken and Mushroom Pie." Perfect for the friend who enjoys throwing a viewing party to watch the show.
This book tells the story of the real life inspiration for Downton Abbey. The book is centered around Highclere Castle and Lady Almina, 5th Countess of Carnarvon. Downton's Lady Cora Crawley is based on Lady Almina.
This is the perfect book for anyone who enjoys history and wants to learn more about the period that Downton Abbey is set in. The book has an interesting mix of letters, photos, and diaries about the home and the dramatic time period right before WWI.