Christmas at Highclere

Lavish, celebratory and utterly enchanting, Christmas at Highclere is celebration of one of the UK's most beloved historic houses and the perfect gift for any Downton Abbey fan.

Christmas at Highclere is a look behind the scenes at the routines and rituals that occur during the most magical time of the year at the most famous house in the world.

Upon its release on September 5, Christmas at Highclere quickly reached the Top 25 books on Amazon UK, later reaching #18. Christmas at Highclere is one of only two Christmas books to ever enter the Amazon UK Top 100 outside of December, proving that it is the perfect gift for Christmas 2019.  Christmas at Highclere will be released in the US on October 25.

Lady Carnarvon will guide you through Advent and preparations all the way through to Christmas Day and beyond. Learn how Highclere Castle, along its gardens and grounds, are transformed with elegant decorations and sparkling lights, including the raising of a twenty-foot tree in the saloon and the gathering of holly and mistletoe from the grounds. All the intricacies of the perfect traditional Christmas are here: from crackers to carol singers. The festive feeling is carried through to Highclere's Boxing Day traditions, the restorative middle days and the New Year's Eve celebrations. 

This book also tells the story of historic Christmases at Highclere – of distinguished guests warming themselves by the fire after a long journeys home through the snow, unexpected knocks on the door, and, always, the joy of bringing family – and staff – together after a busy year.

As well as telling the stories of Highclere Christmases past and present, Lady Carnarvon provides recipes, tips and inspiration from her kitchen so that readers can bring a quintessentially British festive spirit to their own home. Lady Carnarvon divulges the secret to perfectly flakey mince pies and the proper way to wrap presents.  With this book, you and your guests are guaranteed a Christmas to remember. 

Where to Buy

To purchase one of Lady Carnarvon’s books please visit Amazon or any good bookstore.  Alternatively, spe​cial signed hard backs are available at the Highclere Castle gift shop.

Christmas at Highclere

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