Friday, January 3, 2014

TEA at Downton Abbey: schedule

TEA at Downton Abbey
a virtual book event
January 3-5, 2014


Downton Abbey is a British period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece. It first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom on 26 September 2010 and on PBS in the United States on 9 January 2011 as part of the Masterpiece Classic anthology.

The series, set in the Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey, depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era — with the great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.

Such events depicted throughout the series include news of the sinking of the RMS Titanic in the first series; the outbreak of World War I, the Spanish influenza pandemic, and the Marconi scandal in the second series; and the Interwar period and the formation of the Irish Free State in the third series. -wikipedia

The fourth season will be released in U.S. on Sunday, January 5, 2014!

Join me in celebrating (or learning about) the world of Downton Abbey with this tea event.


Schedule of events:
details and links will be filled in after posted
per usual links are also on the sidebar


January 3, Friday

Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey


January 4, Saturday

Twists (fun) to the Downton Abbey tale

Tea Blends made for Downton Abbey


January 5, Sunday


End credits

January 26, Sunday
Giveaway offers end
Announcement: giveaway winners


Complete list of books featured and mentioned:
more will be posted as featured per day to prevent spoilers ;-)

Abbey Cooks Entertain:
220 recipes with photos to help you entertain the Downton way
by Pamela Foster

Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey
by Emma Rowley

Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey
by The Countess of Carnarvon
signup for giveaway: here

Downton Tabby
by Chris Kelly

Mouseton Abbey
by Nick Page

Dining Out at the Dawn of the New American Century, 1900-1910
by Michael Lesy
signup for giveaway: here

A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times
by Lucy Lethbridge
signup for giveaway: here


Sneak Peek: Downton Abbey - Season 4


* image source: event badge for Downton Abbey

* part 1 of this event is here

* other newly released books non-Downton Abbey but same period will be featured in this event

* What is a virtual book event? a celebration of books and authors that are in keeping with a theme which may include guest posts and giveaways. Audience participation is encouraged and most welcome.

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