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New library books

The following new book for “Downton Abbey” fans are available at the Grabill Branch of the Allen County Public Library.

•“The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook: More Than 150 Recipes from Upstairs and Downstairs” by Emily Ansara Baines

Contains recipes characters might find themselves making.

•“The World of ‘Downton Abbey’ ” by Jessica Fellowes

A lavish look at the real world – both the secret history and the behind-the-scenes drama – of the spellbinding Emmy Award-winning “Masterpiece TV” series.

•“Lady Almina and the Real ‘Downton Abbey’: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle” by Fiona, Countess of Carnarvon

Tells the story behind the real-life inspiration and setting for the PBS show and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants.

•“The Real Life ‘Downton Abbey’: How Life Was Really Lived in Stately Homes a Century Ago” by Jacky Hyams

They were the super-rich of their times. Below stairs the staff faced ruin and shame if they ventured to make even the smallest step outside the boundaries of their class-driven world.

•“Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid’s Memoir That Inspired ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ and ‘Downton Abbey’ ” by Margaret Powell

Re-released almost 50 years after its initial publication, this is the remarkable true story of a woman who, though her position was lowly, never stopped aiming high.

– Allen County Public Library

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