Downton Abbey is a TV period costume drama set in rural England. It is quickly becoming an iconic tv series with many, many followers. Of course, books, DVD’s, calendars etc are now being produced to quench a building thirst for fans. These items make perfect gifts for anyone with an interest in the series and with Christmas coming they’ll certainly be amongst the top sellers this year.
The stately home used for filming is Highclere House which is in the beautiful Berkshire countryside. In the series, it becomes the home to the Earl and Countess of Grantham.
The program depicts the loves and lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and the servants that work for them. Scenes show how life was for the gentry of the time and the servants too. The current series features scenes from WW11 and is based in years 1916-1918.
The second series of Downton Abbey has just been aired on UK tv screens and attracted an audience of some 9.7 million viewers. The show has also just won six Emmy awards!
Downton Abbey Books
Books on Downton Abbey seem to fall into various genres. You can find factual information about Highclere House, which is the house portrayed as Downton Abbey in the series. You can find fictional books reflecting the program too. I’ve also found individual books about various characters in the series which should make for interesting reading.
Downton Abbey Gifts
There’s a vast variety of gifts appearing daily relating to Downton Abbey. Of course, books are always popular and you can purchase books on the making of Downton Abbey, the story of the Grantham family and also about the history of Highclere House.
You may be buying for yourself or a gift for a friend or relative. Maybe you just want to listen to the theme tune which is just wonderful to listen to.
DVD’s and Blu Ray are popular choices too and can be viewed time and time again. I’ve seen calendars now available and with the New Year approaching, I’m sure they’ll be a winner!
I’ll add more options as I come across them and I’m sure I’ll find plenty more products over the coming months.