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The Fashion of Downton Abbey

Cybele Lange - Friday, January 20, 2012 - 7:00am

Have you noticed how the style of the costumes has changed this season? I found this great article that explains why. The Fashion of Downton Abbey Don't forget to enter our weekly drawings!

The Cult Of The English Country House

Cybele Lange - Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 6:04am

A quick read concerning the popularity of great houses in literature and film. The Cult Of The English Country House

Season Two Screening Party

Cybele Lange - Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 3:22am

Here is a video from our Downton Abbey Season Two screening party. You'll hear from fans and see how the evening went. Enjoy! Don't forget to enter the drawing for a tea set this week and a later drawing for a...

Occupations, Secrets, Breakdowns, Engagements

Cybele Lange - Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 3:32pm

Well, Mrs. Crawley is certainly enjoying bossing everyone around Downton Abbey! Watching her setting up the house for recuperating soldiers was like watching a virus move through an elementary school. I think she'd...

English Crown Tea Set

This Week's Contest Winner

Cybele Lange - Friday, January 13, 2012 - 4:00pm

Congratulations to this week’s GPB Downton Abbey Contest winner Lenore Wells!   Check out the contest page at http://www.gpb.org/blogs/desperate-for-downton/contest to see how you can win a English Crown Tea Set or...

Is Downton Under King Tut's Curse?

Cybele Lange - Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 5:00pm

Did you know that one of the previous Earls of Highclere, Lord Carnarvon, was not only the financial backer but present at the excavation of King Tut's tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 1922? The Lord died the...

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The Labrador War

Cybele Lange - Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 7:59am

Seeing the characters of Downton Abbey deal with the effects of World War I gives us a compelling story to watch every week, but did you know that there was another war going on behind the scenes? One of the real-life...

I Dreamed of Downton Last Night

Cybele Lange - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 5:19am

One of my favorite parts of Downton Abbey is seeing the house and grounds. Being an obsessive googler, I researched the house and was thrilled to discover that not only were the interior scenes shot on site (with the...

A New Season for All

Cybele Lange - Monday, January 9, 2012 - 7:08am

Downton Abbey is back with a cannon blast! It's so sad to see poor Matthew at war, with that hat hiding his lovely blonde hair. Luckily for him (and us), he has some leave coming and is going to Downton, with his...

Press Roundup for Season Two of Downton Abbey

Cybele Lange - Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 1:19pm

What others are writing about season two: The New York Times looks ahead to season two The Huffington Post on season two Gawker hates it. No surprise. And for fun: which Downton Abbey character are you?

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