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Books & Brew -- Lady Almina and the Real Downtown Abbey

Meets at DePorres House of Barbering & Lounge

2019-10-10 19:00:00 2019-10-10 20:30:00 America/Denver Books & Brew -- Lady Almina and the Real Downtown Abbey DePorres House of Barbering & Lounge

Thursday, October 10
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-10-10 19:00:00 2019-10-10 20:30:00 America/Denver Books & Brew -- Lady Almina and the Real Downtown Abbey DePorres House of Barbering & Lounge

A book-club for adults set at in a relaxing atmosphere. This event is for 21 and older. Each month we will discuss a book while enjoying a beverage or 2.  This concept is growing across the country and is designed to bring book clubs to people who might not normally have considered joining a book club.  No commitment, just come to the events you are interested in.

From Goodreads

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle
(The Women of the Real Downton Abbey #1)
by Fiona Carnarvon

     Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for Julian Fellowes's Emmy Award-winning PBS show Downton Abbey, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon. Drawing on a rich store of materials from the archives of Highclere Castle, including diaries, letters, and photographs, the current Lady Carnarvon has written a transporting story of this fabled home on the brink of war.
    Much like her Masterpiece Classic counterpart, Lady Cora Crawley, Lady Almina was the daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Alfred de Rothschild, who married his daughter off at a young age, her dowry serving as the crucial link in the effort to preserve the Earl of Carnarvon's ancestral home.  Throwing open the doors of Highclere Castle to tend to the wounded of World War I, Lady Almina distinguished herself as a brave and remarkable woman.
    This rich tale contrasts the splendor of Edwardian life in a great house against the backdrop of the First World War and offers an inspiring and revealing picture of the woman at the center of the history of Highclere Castle.

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Venue details


Located @ 17 2nd Ave W, Dickinson, ND 58601.  Next to the fire station downtown.