Relax With the Crawleys in Behind The Scenes at Downton Abbey

Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey, Image: St. Martin's Press
Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey, Image: St. Martin’s Press

Season Four of Downton Abbey doesn’t premiere in the U.S. until January 5th, but if you just can’t wait that long for its return, then you’ll love Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey.

This beautiful book is loaded with full-color photographs of the cast, sets, and many costumes used to create the period drama. It also has interviews and behind-the-scenes details about how they so perfectly capture life at Downton Abbey.

It’s not actually at a place called Downton Abbey, but at Highclere Castle and more often than you’d expect at Ealing Studios. You’ll get a look at how they transform those locations into the Downton Abbey we all love and how they add to the real furniture and décor to make it perfect for the period.

There’s not a person out there who hasn’t marveled at the incredible costumes seen on screen and there are loads of details about the work that goes into making it all look just so. Learn how they recreate period costumes and make styles of dress unique to each character and how the evolving fashions reflect the changes the characters experience each season.

Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey also has some interesting behind-the-scenes details about just how much effort it takes to recreate something like a single dinner. Ever wondered how much food they need to prepare to get through filming a meal? This book will answer that question.

Fans of Downton Abbey will love getting a deeper look at the characters, costumes, and locations that bring their series to life, but be warned. This book covers seasons one through four, so if you haven’t seen the fourth season, then you may want to wait until the show returns in the U.S. on January 5th before you crack open the pages.

Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey is now available for $29.99.

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