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Now That You’re Watching Downton Abbey…

List Author: 

Tonya Head

Staff Position: 

Manager, Central Library

I love history, so I have been riveted by the BBC series, Downton Abbey.  As many of you probably know, it takes place during the Edwardian period in England right before and during World War I.  It’s interesting to see how the characters face the change that England goes through as it enters into one of the deadliest wars the world has ever experienced.  It truly changed the world!

While we’ve all been inundated by books about the Second World War over the last number of years, I realized that I knew virtually nothing about World War I.   So, as I waited for the second season this summer, I read a few great books about the war.  If you are interested in history, and love Downton Abbey, you may find them worthwhile.