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A Must Read for Downton Abbey Fans


Lady Carnarvon has a new book coming out “Seasons at Highclere”. The book shares an intimate look at the history and day to day running of Highclere Castle told first hand by Lady Carnarvon, guiding readers through how the castle celebrates and prepares for each new season with a range of seasonal recipes, stories from the table and grounds of Highclere and much more.

Looking back at the Castle's Anglo-Saxon origins through 800 years as a medieval bishops' palace through to the great Victorian and Edwardian gardens of the real Downton Abbey, Seasons at Highclere charts the history of Highclere Castle's grounds and gardens like never before. From rooms with a view to the history of the iconic Cedars of Lebanon, it is full of anecdotes and recipes from family picnics to formal dinners in the great State Dining Room.

The book will be published on 16th September 2021 by Century, an imprint of Penguin Random House, in hardback and eBook.

Lady Carnarvon said: 'Having spent months of research in the archives as well as walking the ancient chalk downlands, the history of the gardens and landscape and their impact on the culinary life of the Castle began to unfold for me. I have thoroughly enjoyed writing this book, from discovering hidden gems to gaining a deeper knowledge of the natural landscape and the ancient origins of farming here at Highclere, before bringing the stories back inside into the dining room with both family recipes and some of the Highclere chef’s beautiful dishes.'

“Seasons at Highclere” is available on Amazon.

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This story was published on: 03/09/2021

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