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  • Published: 30 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9781529135589
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $65.00

Seasons at Highclere

Gardening, Growing, and Cooking through the Year at the Real Downton Abbey



A behind-the-scenes exploration of the gardens, grounds and culinary traditions of the 'real Downton Abbey'.

Join Lady Carnarvon as she opens the Castle's gates to show how the iconic British landmark celebrates and changes each season.

This book reveals the treasures within Highclere Castle's land and estates: Georgian architecture, follies, secret gardens, the monks' garden, wildflower meadows and the woods of enchantment. Alongside history and anecdotes, this book also details sumptuous recipes for dishes inspired by local, seasonal produce, such as Heritage Tomato Tart, Highclere Baked Figs with Goats Cheese, and Honeyed Winter Vegetable Salad.

Beautifully illustrated with full-colour photography, Seasons at Highclere is full of gastronomical delights, the stories of the treasures within Highclere Castle's grounds, untold secrets from the castle's archives and much more. This is the perfect gift or keepsake, and a book to be cherished for years to come.

  • Published: 30 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9781529135589
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $65.00

About the author

The Countess of Carnarvon

Fiona, 8th Countess of Carnarvon, is the wife of Geordie, 8th Earl of Carnarvon.

She is an alumna of St Andrews University, a former auditor for Coopers & Lybrand accountants and created her own clothes brand in the 1990s. She and her husband and son live ‘quietly’ with seven dogs, too many horses, a brood of chickens, a pet rabbit as well as a pet sheep, a number of bee hives amongst the community of Highclere Castle today. Together, they manage a range of businesses at Highclere Castle, home of the worldwide television drama Downton Abbey.

Fascinated by the history of the people as well as the Castle at Highclere, Lady Carnarvon has written two New York Times Bestsellers: Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere (2011) and Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey (2013).

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