Monday mornings always have me waking up still thinking about the previous night’s episode of Downton Abbey. It is so easy to get lost in those characters, the time period, and in Highclere Castle. Throughout the week I find myself pining for Downton and its characters, and Sunday cannot come soon enough. However, I have found a solution for all the insatiable Downton fanatics, something to peruse and study throughout the week that helps keep the Downton cravings at bay.
The English Country House. Written by James Peill with a foreward by the creator of Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes, this book has been wonderful to look at and to read, especially on Mondays when I realize I have to wait an entire week to go back to Downton. The book features photos and histories of ten country houses throughout Great Britain, all which are still privately owned. Available at Barnes & Noble here and Amazon.com here, this book provides a look into the world of the english country house like none I have ever seen.