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REVIEW: The World of Mr. Selfridge by Alison Maloney

The official, full-color, illustrated, behind-the-scenes companion to the lavish hit ITV and PBS television series Mr. Selfridge that vividly brings into focus the remarkable man and his time Set at the crossroads between the old and the new—when the Victorian and Edwardian eras gave way to the modern age—Mr. Selfridge illuminates the passions, drama, tensions, …

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REVIEW: The Wit and Wisdom of Downton Abbey

As we say our farewell to Downton Abbey, we can still grasp onto a few treasures to allow the program to linger forever more in our memories. The Wit and Wisdom of Downton Abbey is the best quotes from the entire series, collected in this slim, yet substantial, volume. Take a trip down memory lane: …

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REVIEW: The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport

Helen Rappaport pierces the romantic veiling swaddled around the daughters of Nicholas II to present a pleasing, if sobering look at the four lives brutally ended one night in the summer of 1918. I’m not a Romanov buff by any means, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the Imperial Family and their lost …

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