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Downton Abbey returns!

Set in an Edwardian country house in the early 20th century, the popular PBS series Downton Abbey centers on the Crawley family, their servants and their life at their grand country home. As the first season began, the death of the Crawley heir aboard the Titanic, set in motion a succession of changes for both the family and the servants. The second season moved forward to the years 1916-17 and portrayed the effect that World War I has on all of their lives. As the third season begins, the war has ended, and the Earl of Grantham is determined to maintain Downton in the wake of the financial and psychological devastation caused by the Great War. This Emmy Award winning series is written by Julian Fellowes and stars Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Dan Stevens, Michelle Dockery, and Elizabeth McGovern. It can be seen on PBS beginning January 6.

The chronicles of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes & Matthew Sturgis

The real Downton Abbey: an unofficial guide to the period which inspired the hit TV show by Jacky Hymas

Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey: the lost legacy of Highclere Castle by The Countess of Carnarvon

The world of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes

Below stairs: the classic kitchen maid's memoir that inspired "Upstairs, downstairs" and "Downton Abbey" by Margaret Powell