Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Nine great books for people who love "Downton Abbey"

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Molly Schoemann-McCann tagged nine great books for people who love Downton Abbey, including:
The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro

This Booker Prize–winning novel tells the heartbreaking story of a devoted English butler who takes a road trip to reflect upon his life, which mainly revolved around a thirty-year career of service to his lordship. This story is a must-read for fans of the restrained, excruciatingly proper Downton Abbey butler Mr. Carson, as it explores the question of whether a faithful servant who spends a lifetime putting his duties first can do so while remaining true to his own values, and enjoying a full and rich life of his own.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Remains of the Day is among Lucy Lethbridge's ten top books about servants and Tim Vine's six best books.

--Marshal Zeringue