Friday, December 7, 2012

My Favorite Reads 2012 - Nonfiction

Continuing with My Favorite Reads 2012, I'm spotlighting two favorite nonfiction selections, both which fed my addiction to the PBS series, Downton Abbey. 

To Marry an English Lord by Gail MacColl  was a fun pictorial/anecdotal history of the wealthy young American women who traveled abroad to find love and marriage among European aristocrats. A scrapbook-styled book filled with tidbits of trivia involving fashion, etiquette, entertaining, correspondence, courting, and other interesting topics related to the Victorian and Edwardian periods.


Continuing to add to my growing collection of all things Downton Abbey, The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes is sitting on my coffee table as we speak. I've flipped through it again in anticipation of the Season 3 in 2013.

And speaking of Season 3, here's the trailer for the new season (January 6, 2013) of Downton Abbey! Are you a fan of the show? 


Gerbera Daisy Diaries said...

Absolutely GIDDY about season 3!!!

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I have yet to watch Downton Abbey. I'm sure I'll love it so I can't figure out why I keep putting it off!
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Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

Two more great picks, Joanne! I love the Downton Abbey book and I recently picked up To Marry an English Lord based on your recommendation.

Have a great weekend.

Joanne said...

Melissa Mc - I'm glued to the TV on Sunday nights!

Holly - Season 1 is so good!! I hope you find time to watch it.

Melissa - I hope you enjoy To Marry and English's a fun, relaxing way to learn about the period.

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On a Highland Shore
A Light on the Veranda
The Queen's Vow: A Novel Of Isabella Of Castile
The Edwardians
Maisie Dobbs
Howards End
Lady's Maid
Instruments Of Darkness
When Maidens Mourn
Where Shadows Dance
What Remains of Heaven
Where Serpents Sleep
Why Mermaids Sing
When Gods Die
Before Ever After
The Sugar Queen
Garden Spells
After the Night

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