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Books to read if you love Downton Abbey

Great reads that capture the glamour of upstairs and the daily drudge of downstairs in some of the most magnificant houses in Britain.

Downton Abbey | Universal Pictures
Downton Abbey | Universal Pictures


It's time to dust the chandeliers, polish the silver and light the drawing-room fire - Downton Abbey the movie arrives on the big screen this week.

Set two years after the TV series which ended in 2015, the film sees the Crawley family and their servants welcome a visit from King George V and Queen Mary. 

To celebrate, we've rounded up some other stories of famous stately homes and the colourful characters in them. If you like Downton Abbey, you'll love these books.

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