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The Real Downton at The Bookworm
3/22/2013 5:30:00 AM UTC - 3/22/2013 6:30:00 AM UTC
8702 Pacific Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 68114
Thursday, March 21 / 6:30 p.m. The As the Worm Turns Book Group will discuss Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle by Fiona Carnarvon (Broadway, $15.99). This is the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration for the PBS show Downton Abbey, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon and the basis of the fictional character Lady Cora Crawley. Drawing on a rich store of materials from the archives of Highclere Castle, including diaries, letters, and photographs, the current Lady Carnarvon has written a transporting story of this fabled home on the brink of war. Much like her Masterpiece Classic counterpart, Lady Almina was the daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Alfred de Rothschild, who married his daughter off at a young age, her dowry serving as the crucial link in the effort to preserve the Earl of Carnarvon's ancestral home. Throwing open the doors of Highclere Castle to tend to the wounded of World War I, Lady Almina distinguished herself as a brave and remarkable woman. This rich tale contrasts the splendor of Edwardian life in a great house against the backdrop of the First World War and offers an inspiring and revealing picture of the woman at the center of the history of Highclere Castle. Andy Ketterson will facilitate the discussion. Space is limited, so please call to reserve your place.
FREE PASTA REFILLS AT SPAGHETTI WORKS
You won't go away hungry at Spaghetti Works! For $9.49, pick your pasta (spaghetti, fettucine, & more) topped with one of our 11 freshly-made sauces. Your meal also includes a trip to our bountiful salad bar and garlic bread. If you have room, the refill is on us! Stop in soon, we're open daily at 11am.