DOWNTON ABBEY SPECIAL: Fascinating first-hand accounts of life in service


DOWNTON ABBEY SPECIAL: Fascinating first-hand accounts of life in service were the inspiration for Carson, O”Brien and co

12:51 AM on 17th September 2011

Inspired: Last minute preparations before a scene at the servants

Inspired: Last minute preparations before a scene at the servants” dining table

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

Lady Mary dressed for dinner at a Downton Saturday-to-Monday Right: Mrs Patmore, the cook, dishes out advice to kitchen maid Daisy

Upstairs, downstairs: Lady Mary dressed for dinner at a Downton ‘Saturday-to-Monday’ (left) and Mrs Patmore, the cook, dishes out advice to kitchen maid Daisy

GETTING READY TO PARTY

The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes is published by Harper Collins, 20. To order a copy for 16 (p&p free) call 0843 382 0000

The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes is published by Harper Collins, 20. To order a copy for 16 (p&p free) call 0843 382 0000