If you're suffering from Downton withdrawal, (like me) then a couple of things showed up on the web today to ease your pangs.
First from the bookbitch blog:For those of you going through Downton Abbey withdrawal, you may want to take a look at my blog today where you can win a copy of the book that inspired the Downton Abbey series, TO MARRY AN ENGLISH LORD by Gail MacColl and Carol McD. Wallace.: http://bookbitch.blogspot.com/2012/03/ive-got-cure-for-downton-abbey.html Cheers, Stacy Alesi I am the BookBitch: http://www.bookbitch.com
and then this delicious quiz to see which Downton Abbey character you are: Here is a link, although it's on several sites today.
And guess who I turned out to be? Robert, Earl of Grantham! Well I guess I am aristocratic by nature but with a social conscience, but I'm not going to start eyeing the maids any time soon!
And if you'd like a quick dose of an upper class American mansion--my new Molly Murphy book takes place in one of the famous cottages in Newport R.I.