We have been eagerly awaiting the return of Downton Abbey ever since the last episode ended! It has become compulsive viewing for us here at Charlecote. We love to watch Mrs Patmore busy in the kitchen, creating culinary masterpieces and wonder if she is perhaps a similar character to our own cook, Mrs Horton.
Downton is such a popular series, we know a lot of our visitors enjoy it so perhaps we’ll all be settling down at the same time this weekend when it returns to our screens!
For our younger friends – and our young at heart – we’ve a new book appearing in our Servants’ Hall Shop which has a familiar appeal…
The story of Mouseton Abbey: The Missing Diamond is both gripping and amusing. It is that well known festival of Cheesemas and the Mouseton family have discovered their Great Big Cheesy Diamond is missing!
It really is a sweet book and the characters are all knitted mice with some very entertaining, if a little cheesy, names. We think our own CheekyCharlies would approve.
You can read some reviews of the book here. And at the moment we’ve a special price too – save £3 on RRP – selling at £7.99.
If Mouseton Abbey isn’t quite your things, we also stock the official companion to all 3 series so far ‘The Chronicles of Downton Abbey : A New Era’. Written by Jessica Fellowes and Matthew Sturgis with a foreword by creator, Julian Fellowes, it is a must have for any fan. The pages are packed with beautiful photographs and character insights. We’ve been known to drool over the fabulous costumes and giggle at the Dowager Countess’ quick quips… I’m sure the forthcoming series will continue to delight us!