The Chronicles of Downton Abbey
By Jessica Fellowes & Matthew Stugis
Hardcover, 320 pages ($29.99 / St. Martin’s Press)
Fans of the runaway hit PBS series “Downton Abbey,” about an aristocratic family and their servants in early 20th century England and now in its third season, will go bonkers for this book, its official companion piece. It’s packed with profiles all the show’s characters, revealing backgrounds, actions and motivations of every major member of the Downton estate; hundreds of color photos, including historical images of advertising and products from the era of the drama; behind-the-scenes shots of the show, its actors and its set; and a foreword by its creator, writer and producer, Julian Fellowes.