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Downton Abbey

To celebrate the finale of Season 2 of Downton Abbey, come check out our Downton-themed display with books about the show, its time period, and setting. You'll find books on WWI, selected titles about British aristocracy in the early 20th century, and novels set around the same time period.  See the Library Displays Guide for a list of titles and more information.

Downton Abbey is a British television drama set in the early 1900s on the estate of the Grantham family. It follows the lives of the artistocrats and the servants who work and live there.

The first series spans the two years before the Great War beginning with news of the sinking of the Titanic, which sets the story in motion. The second series covers the years 1916 to 1920 and focuses on World War I and women's rights.