If the second season of the hit PBS series Downton Abbey has you thinking of what Oscar Wilde said about there being only two types of tragedies: “One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it”, we may have just the thing. Our newest reading list, Can’t Get Enough Downton Abbey, will have Downton fans reading happily, regardless of their opinion of season two.
You’ll find beloved favorites like Oscar Wilde, Evelyn Waugh, and E.M. Forster, but you will also find less familiar reads. Don’t miss The Go-Between, L.P. Hartley’s nearly perfect coming-of-age novel set on an English country estate in the summer of 1900. Also, take a look at our choices for young adults, such as The American Heiress and The Luxe. For a taste for what life was really like on an English estate in the years before and during the first World War, check out our selected memoirs and nonfiction, like Below Stairs and of course, Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey : the Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle.