For Fans of Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey Season 1

Season 2 of Downton Abbey premieres on Masterpiece Classic this Sunday. If you are a fan of the period drama, you might enjoy these other materials from our collection.

13 Rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro

13 Rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro

American Trevor Statton finds a box of artifacts from World War I. These artifacts relate the life and loves of Louise Brunet.

Celandine by Steve Augarde

Celandine by Steve Augarde

In this historical fantasy set during World War I, Celandine becomes entwined in the lives of the little people who live in the hill near her home.

Fallen Skies by Philippa Gregory

Fallen Skies by Phillipa Gregory

Wealthy war hero Stephen Winters convinces aspiring singer Lily Valance to marry him, but after he brings her back to his family home, cracks appear in their marriage.

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

This tragic romance follows a wounded ambulance driver and the nurse he loves as they both try to find some happiness during the chaos of World War I.

You can also check out the movie version.

The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy

The Forsyte Saga by John Gallsworthy

This novel chronicles the lives of the upper-middle-class Forsyte family through several generations.

You can request the Masterpiece version of the novels through our interlibrary loan service.

Gosford Park

Gosford Park

In 1932 at an English country estate, the upstairs guests and downstairs servants become embroiled in a mystery when one of the group is murdered.

Howards End

Howards End

In Edwardian England, two sisters find different methods for dealing with the constraints of society. Read the book by E.M. Forster or watch this movie.

No Graves as Yet by Anne Perry

No Graves as Yet by Anne Perry

Dealing with the death of his parents and the murder of his best student, Joseph Reavley learns that his father had been carrying an important secret document when he died.

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Remains of the Day by Kazuro Ishiguro

An English butler reflects on his service to a lord during the time period between the two world wars.

You may request the movie version through our interlibrary loan service.

A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee

A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee

Saved from the gallows, thief Mary Quinn is offered a place at Miss Scrimshaw's Academy for Girls. She is trained to be part of an all-female investigative agency, and her first assignment finds her working as a servant in a rich merchant's home.

Upstairs, Downstairs

Upstairs, Downstairs

The beloved British series was recently revived with this installment. Housekeeper Rose returns to 165 Eaton Place to serve a new family.

You may request the original series through our interlibrary loan service.

The Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelly

The Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelly

In 1914, explorer Seamus Finnegan tries to forget passionate Willa by marrying a beautiful young woman back home in England.

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