Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle (Compact Disc)

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From the Countess of Carnarvon comes the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for the PBS series Downton Abbey, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants: Lady Almina, the fifth Countess of Carnarvon.

About the Author


Lady Fiona Carnarvon studied English and German at the University of St. Andrews before becoming an accountant. She met her husband, Geordie, in 1996 and, in 2001, they took over the tenureship of Highclere Castle, Berkshire, becoming the eighth Earl and Countess of Carnarvon. The Countess of Carnarvon is also the author of Carnarvon & Carter: The Story of the Two Englishmen Who Discovered the Tomb of Tutankhamun. Wanda McCaddon began recording books for the fledgling audiobook industry in the early 1980s and has since narrated well over six hundred titles for major audio publishers, as well as abridging, narrating, and coproducing classic titles for her own company, Big Ben. Audiobook listeners may be familiar with her voice under one of her two "nom de mikes," Donada Peters and Nadia May. The recipient of an Audie nomination and more than twenty-five Earphones Awards, AudioFile magazine has named her one of recording's Golden Voices. Wanda also appears regularly on the professional stage in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Praise for Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle…


"Gives the juicy back story behind last year's Emmy-winning Masterpiece Theater drama." ---The New York Times

Product Details ISBN-10: 1452606846
ISBN-13: 9781452606842
Published: Tantor Media, 03/01/2012
Language: English