Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle + Lady Catherine Giveaway

If you have read my About page, you know that I am fascinated by all things British and royal--partly due to my own unique ancestry, as well as my current ties with the Palace(s) (I'll leave you in suspense on that one for a future post!)

I am usually the last person on earth to jump on the bandwagon when it comes to trends (I only purchased my first iPhone this past September!) and Downton Abbey was no exception. I had heard so much about it through blogs, newspaper articles and television--so one day, my mom and I decided to buy Season One on DVD and watch. I have been hooked ever since! 

There is so much to learn about life and love from this beautiful drama. It's not only a window into the past, but for me, a compass for the future--because I believe that manners, traditional values, classic taste and impeccable fashion are always in style.

Tonight, here in the USA, Season 5 begins on PBS. I am really looking forward to seeing what unfolds at Downton--both "upstairs" and "downstairs." There are always such brilliant twists-and-turns--not to mention costumes, scenery and historical references.

To celebrate, I am giving one lucky reader a chance to enter and win Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey, a fascinating account of life in the early 20th century at Highclere Castle. The current Countess of Canarvon traces the history and preserves the legacy of her husband's grandmother, Catherine Wendell, a real-life American Cora Crawley, who wed the 6th Earl of Canarvon. It's a fascinating account of the great houses of England following the first World War, and the trials and tribulations of the new political and social world of the 1920s and 1930s.

Make sure to enter the contest below, and please leave a blog post comment about your favorite Downton moment and character! 

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