Book review: 'Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey' is as marvelous as the television series


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  • Tilly1 Newport, 00
    Jan. 5, 2014 2:56 a.m.

    For the sake of fair play and to give all your visitors/ readers all the possible choices available may I please mention that as with the previous coverage in 2011 regarding the life and times of Lady Almina ( the colourful Fifth Countess and her husband of of Tutankhamun fame) in two books with distinct differences of fact , my latest book " Catherine and Tilly: Porchey Carnarvon's Two Duped Wives. The Tragic Tales of the Sixth Countesses of Carnarvon" will play out for what its worth or not alongside Highclere's latest romp on Catherine Wendell. My narrative draws on original papers, newspapers and the Wendell papers in Portsmouth Athenaeum, in Maine as well as the good will of members of the Wendell family. It is based on interviews and testimony from several people who knew and dearly loved Catherine. A sketch of the Austrian born Tilly Losch the great dancer, and bit part actress ( also briefly Sixth Countess ) is a must read for those who have an interest in old movie stars. Kind Regards, William Cross, FSA Scot, South Wales, UK.