Monday, March 04, 2013

The Women of Downtown Abbey -- On Display

Browse through more than 110 fiction and non-fiction books.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Musselman Library's newest main floor book display is “The Women of Downton Abbey.”  More than 110 titles reflect on women’s lives during the time period in Britain in which Downton Abbey is set. It considers the major events and political, economic and social issues affecting women both up and down the stairs. There are also titles in fiction and memoirs, and books filled with wonderful photographs of England’s country houses.  

Here are just some of the topics: The Edwardian era, World War I, the Titanic, The Spanish Influenza, the Bloomsbury Group, Britian’s class structure, the Suffrage Movement, Irish Resistance, the Jazz Age. Some famous names include: Vita Sackville-West, Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Beatriz Potter, Nurse Edith Cavell, the Mitfords, Lady Randolph Churchill (Jennie Jerome) and more.

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