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Lucie

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  • Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Countess Of Carnarvon
    • Narrated By Sandra Duncan, Jenny Ogilvie, Andrew Wincott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Sometimes the facts are even more extraordinary than the fiction... This book tells the story of Lady Catherine, a beautiful American girl who became the chatelaine of Highclere Castle, the setting for Julian Fellowes' award-winning drama Downton Abbey. Charming and charismatic, Catherine caught the eye of Lord Porchester (or 'Porchey', as he was known) when she was just 20 years old, and wearing a pale yellow dress at a ball. She had already turned down 14 proposals before she eventually married Porchey in 1922.

    Lucie says: "Such a disappointment"
    "Such a disappointment"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I so loved the book about Lady Almina. Maybe Catherine just doesn't hold a candle to her. But the writing was also quite dull - just going through the motions.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Countess Of Carnarvon again?

    Doubtful, I fear she is just trying to cash in on Downton Abbey regardless of whether the subject is worthy of a book.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Better writing and story.


    What character would you cut from Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey?

    Lady Catherine


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