Swampscott viewers have glommed on to the British drama and will soon be able to see the third season's episodes.
Local interest remains great in the PBS miniseries Downton Abbey and starting Sunday Abbey enthusiasts will again immerse themselves in the drama and intrigue of British estate life. Season 3 runs on Sunday nights at 9 from Jan. 6 through Feb. 17. Watch the New World and Old World, tradition and change clash in the wake of WW I. Swampscott Library Director Alyce Deveau said DVDs from Season 1 and 2 remain very popular. The library has ordered Season 3 on DVD, she said. The director told us in a library column last year that the series has a great following and its DVDs are constantly being checked out. "Many Americans love to watch the “Austen-like” family drama complete with castles, upstairs and downstairs maids and seemingly great …
A Downton Abbey related biography and one on Stephen Hawking are sought after and recommended at the Swampscott Public Library.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Biographies are always popular books in a library and Swampscott is no exception. We constantly have the story of people’s lives in great demand. Some of the more popular biographies right now are the following: Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey : the lost legacy of Highclere Castle / by The Countess of Carnarvon. This book tells the story behind Highclere Castle which is the real-life inspiration and setting for Julian Fellowes's Emmy Award-winning PBS show. It details the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon. The popularity of the series Downton Abbey has generated a great deal of interest in this biography. In keeping with the biographies of royalty, The Real Elizabeth , An …