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Downton Denial

Posted over 3 years ago by April S

Posted in Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New and Romance | Tagged with aristocracy, detective and mystery television programs, documentaries, Great Britain, historical films, historical television programs, romance films, social classes, TV and women in war

Downton Abbey’s sixth season is upon us and I’m a bit in denial. If you’re a die-hard Downton fan like myself, then you’re probably feeling the same way right about now. Perhaps you’re excited to see what the season will bring, but you’re probably also a little sad to think about the reality – this is the last and final season – say it isn’t so. The only thing to do right now is enjoy it while it lasts. Once the final season wraps up, you may be in pursuit of something a little Downton-esque to fill the void, and your local library can help.   

Movies & Television

The Paradise (Season Two, BBC) Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries (Series 1) Restless (Acorn) Home Fires (Masterpiece)
Indian Summers (PBS, Season 1) Summer In February (movie) Miss Julie (movie) Castles in the Sky (movie)
Poldark (complete first season, starring Aidan Turner) Outlander (Season One, Volume One) The Village (Series One, 1914-1920) Madame Bovary (2014 movie)
Death Comes to Pemberley (Masterpiece Mystery) Far From the Madding Crowd (film starring Carey Mulligan) Jane Eyre (BBC film starring Mia Wasikowska) Testament of Youth (movie)
Anzac Girls (movie, Acorn) The Duchess of Duke Street - Series 1 (Masterpiece Theatre) Lark Rise to Candleford - Season One (BBC) Call the Midwife (Season One, BBC)
Upstairs Downstairs (Season One, BBC) The Manners of Downton Abbey (PBS Masterpiece) Manor House (PBS) Gosford Park (Film directed by Robert Altman)

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Featured Image Credit: Highclere Castle (April 2011) by Richard Munckton via Wikimedia Commons, published under a Creative Commons license. 

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