"Christmas at Highclere" becomes an Amazon Bestseller on Pre-Release Sales alone

"Christmas at Highclere: Recipes and Traditions from The Real Downton Abbey" is not due for release in the U.K. until 5 September, and 25 October in the U.S., but it is already topping the bestseller lists in multiple categories, proving that it really is the best Christmas present for 2019.

Christmas at Highclere is a look behind the scenes at the routines and rituals that make the castle the most magical place to be throughout the festive season. 

Lady Carnarvon will guide you through Advent, Christmas preparations and Christmas Eve all the way through to the day itself, and beyond. Learn how the castle and grounds are transformed by decorations, including the raising of a twenty-foot tree in the saloon, the gathering of holly and mistletoe from the grounds. All the intricacies of the perfect traditional Christmas are here: from crackers and 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, the proper way to wrap presents so that you and your guests are guaranteed a Christmas to remember. 

Where to Buy

To purchase one of Lady Carnarvon’s books please go to Amazon or special signed hard backs are available at the Highclere Castle gift shop.

Christmas at Highclere

Christmas at Highclere: Recipes and Traditions from The Real Downton Abbey - UK Edition

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Christmas at Highclere: Recipes and Traditions from The Real Downton Abbey - US Edition

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