CARNARVON, FIONALADY CATHERINE, THE EARL, AND THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY Broadway 2013 0385344961 / 9780385344968 PAPERBACK . Broadway 10/29/2013. New paperback. Highclere Castle has a new resident, the daughter-in-law of Lady Almina: Catherine Wendell, an American beauty from New York and a descendant of famous American families. Using copious materials -- including diaries and scrapbooks -- from the castle's archive, the Countess of Carnarvon brings alive a very modern story in a beautiful and famous setting, paying particular attention not just to the goings on upstairs, but also to the butler footmen and other staff whose lives downstairs kept the Castle moving forward into the twentieth century.
WAX, WENDYWHILE WE WERE WATCHING DOWNTON ABBEY Jove 2013 0515154695 / 9780515154696 PAPERBACK . Jove 12/31/2013. New paperback. Samantha Davis never expected her marriage to be complicated by love and compromised by a shattering family betrayal. Claire Walker wonders if clinging to old dreams can be more destructive than having no dreams at all. And then there's Brooke MacKenzie, just starting to realize that it's time to come to terms with the fact that her life is not the fairy tale she thought it would be. For Samantha, Claire, Brooke, and concierge Edward, it will be a season of surprises as they forge a bond that will sustain them through some of life's hardest moments -- all of it reflected in the unfolding drama, comedy, and convergent lives of Downton Abbey.