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A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey

Jessica Fellowes

Despite the passing of 12 years in 4 television seasons, Downton Abbey remains steeped in tradition. While the characters adjust to many social and political changes, there are certain routines that represent the dignity of the mannered life. From January through December, certain society events are de rigueur to maintain a posh standing, bringing obligations upon the Grantham family and their staff. Besides the regular holidays, there are spring debutante balls in London, local summer fetes, and houseguests for fall hunting. Chock full of photographs, actors' insights, and recipes, this heirloom treasure will help pass the time until the new year and the return of Downton Abbey on PBS .

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First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen

Charlie Lovett

Book lover and Austen enthusiast Sophie Collingwood has recently taken a job at an antiquarian bookshop in London when two different customers request a copy of the same obscure book: the second edition of Little Book of Allegories by Richard Mansfield. Their queries will draw Sophie into a mystery that will cast doubt on the true authorship of Pride and Prejudice. In a dual narrative set in 1796, Jane Austen's touching friendship with aging cleric Richard Mansfield is explored. Could Mansfield, not Austen, have penned Pride and Prejudice? A real pleasure for Austen fans. From the author of The Bookman's Tale (2013).

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The Nightingale Before Christmas: A Meg Langslow Christmas Mystery

Donna Andrews

As the holidays draw near in Caerphilly, Virginia, Meg Langslow's mother volunteers to take part in a big Christmas-themed decorator show house. Each room of a temporarily untenanted house is decorated by a different decorator for the public to tour. Then the rooms start to be sabotaged, and an unfortunate designer turns up dead--making Meg's mom a prime suspect. Can Meg catch the real killer in time to save her mother from being arrested? Another screwball mystery from the author of The Good, the Bad, and the Emus (2014).

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Sometimes the Wolf

Urban Waite

Twelve years ago, Sheriff Patrick Drake of Silver Lake, Washington, committed a crime that resulted in his incarceration. Now he's free and living with his son, Bobby, who happens to be a deputy sheriff in his father's old department. No matter how much distance Bobby tries to put between himself, his father, and the past, small town minds tend to have long memories. It seems that trouble isn't done with the Drakes, as a terrifying threat from Patrick's past rears its head. And this time, no one will be spared...Searing suspense from the author of The Carrion Birds (2013).

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The World's Best Cities: Celebrating 220 Great Destinations

National Geographic Society

Filled with stunning photographs and tempting insider tidbits, National Geographic's latest pictorial travelogue covers the urban scene. Whether cities are noteworthy for their history, their location, or their manmade beauty, each of the more than 200 locations has a personality all its own. Some places are long-established as top destinations - like Paris, Rome, New York - while others are newer on the world scene - like Abu Dhabi and Denver. Lists ranking best places for things like festivals, beaching, and shopping provide opportunities for visits according to your interests. Whether you actually leave home or not will be up to you.

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