Cotswolds Film Locations of Downton Abbey in New Book

Cotswolds Film Locations of Downton Abbey 

BE THE FIRST! Pre-Release
Talk and Book Signing
Behind the Scenes
at

Author Diz White’s 
Talk and Book Signing (where and when below)

Downton Abbey film locations in the Cotswolds

Creating the Perfect Cottage and
Discovering Downton Abbey in the Cotswolds

In her talk Diz White shows gorgeous video footage and photos of Downton Abbey’s film locations in the Cotswolds. Also she relates amusing anecdotes of meeting the Downton cast and her adventures while writing
More Cotswolds Memoirs

This sequel finds the author on another fun-filled roller-coaster ride as she discovers Downton Abbey’s film locations in the Cotswolds, explores their history and meets the cast during her bid to turn her newly-purchased home into the perfect cottage.

Diz White’s love note to the Cotswolds can be read independently, however the story began in her last book, Cotswolds Memoir: Discovering a Beautiful Region of Britain on a Quest to Buy a 17th Century Cottage, when this British-born author’s roots pulled her back from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to England.

More Cotswolds Memoirs doubles as a travel-tour with pub walks, hog roasts and historic sites, and is also a laugh-out-loud, good life, foodie, meet the eccentric locals, cliff-hanging read. The author scrambles between Hollywood and the Cotswolds, often hilariously descending the ladder of success as she takes every acting job offered in order to finance her dream and overcome all obstacles to achieve her goal – Cotswold bliss in her newly-renovated cottage.

Talk and Book Signing
More Cotswolds Memoirs
behind the Scenes at
DOWNTON ABBEY’S Film Locations in the Cotswolds
Diz will sign Cotswolds Memoirs and More Cotswolds Memoirs at three locations
Free Admission

MONDAY 28th MARCH at 7.30 p.m.
Distant Lands Bookstore
20 Raymond Ave, Pasadena, 91105
or
TUESDAY 29th MARCH at 7.00p.m.
Burbank Public Library
300 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank, 91505 

Wednesday 30th MARCH at 7.00p.m.
Chevaliers Books
126 N. Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, 90004

Read more on www.DizWhite.com:
Twitter @DizWhite
To Contact the Author via her publicist: PublicityPromo@aol.com

Press Release

AUTHOR AND ACTRESS DIZ WHITE ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF HER LATEST BOOK

 MORE COTSWOLDS MEMOIRS

Creating the Perfect Cottage and Discovering Downton Abbey in the Cotswolds
Available from Amazon and Fine Book Stores in April 2016.

This sequel finds the author on another fun-filled roller-coaster ride as she discovers Downton Abbey’s film locations in the Cotswolds, explores their history and meets the cast during her bid to turn her newly-purchased home into the perfect cottage.

Diz White’s love note to the Cotswolds can be read independently, however the story began in her last book, Cotswolds Memoir: Discovering a Beautiful Region of Britain on a Quest to Buy a 17th Century Cottage, when this British-born author’s roots pulled her back from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to England.

More Cotswolds Memoirs doubles as a travel-tour with pub walks, hog roasts and historic sites, and is also a laugh-out-loud, good life, foodie, meet the eccentric locals, cliff-hanging read.The author scrambles between Hollywood and the Cotswolds, often hilariously descending the ladder of success as she takes every acting job offered in order to finance her dream and overcome all obstacles to achieve her goal – Cotswold bliss in her newly-renovated cottage.

  • Identifies Downton Abbey Cotswold film locations and explores their history
  • Gorgeous colour photos of Downton celebrities and Cotswold scenery
  • Laugh-out-loud Bill Bryson (Notes from a Small Island) style humour
  • Doubles as a Travel Tour of the Cotswolds
  • Extensive Visitor Guide included
  • Valuable Tips and Resource Guide for Cottage Buyers

“Diz White tells a great tale and along the way had me in stitches”
                                                                                                          Debbie McGee, BBC
“Diz paints a nostalgic and affectionate canvas …enchanting.”
                                                                                     Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly

About Diz White:

British-born Diz White divides her time between Hollywood and the Cotswolds. Acting credits include Star Trek Next Generation and Bullshot (HandMade Films). Other books by this author: COTSWOLDS MEMOIR: Discovering a Beautiful Region of Britain on a Quest to Buy a 17th Century Cottage (Larrabee Libraries) HAUNTED COTSWOLDS and HAUNTED CHELTENHAM (The History Press)

Details for More Cotswolds Memoirs:
A Paperback Original ISBN 978-0-9571162-4-5   Kindle: 978-0-9571162-5-2
More Cotswolds Memoirs published by Larrabee Libraries. A division of Larrabee Industries, Inc.

To review this book, request an interview and for all other press enquiries, please contact:

Katie: PublicityPromo@aol.com
More information online: www.dizwhite.com

New! Cotswolds Memoir is now available as an AudioBook in addition to Paperback and Kindle

Click below to order
a.com_logo_RGB  

 amazon
A portion of the proceeds of every copy of  COTSWOLDS MEMOIR: is donated to Cotswold conservation institutions.
This book contains descriptions of sites featured in the television series ‘Downton Abbey’ produced by Carnival Film and Television and NBC Universal International Limited.  Neither Ms Diz White nor Larrabee Industries, Inc. has any association with, connection to, sponsorship by or endorsement of, the television series ‘Downton Abbey’, Carnival Film and Television or NBCUniversal International Limited.

Downton Abbey Withdrawal Symptoms? Talk on Cotswolds Film Locations

DOWNTON ABBEY Film Locations in the Cotswolds

BE THE FIRST! Pre-Release
Talk and Book Signing
Behind the Scenes
at

Author Diz White’s 
Talk and Book Signing (where and when below)

Downton Abbey in the Cotswolds

Creating the Perfect Cottage and
Discovering Downton Abbey in the Cotswolds

In her talk Diz White shows gorgeous video footage and photos of Downton Abbey’s film locations in the Cotswolds. Also she relates amusing anecdotes of meeting the Downton cast and her adventures while writing
More Cotswolds Memoirs

This sequel finds the author on another fun-filled roller-coaster ride as she discovers Downton Abbey’s film locations in the Cotswolds, explores their history and meets the cast during her bid to turn her newly-purchased home into the perfect cottage.

Diz White’s love note to the Cotswolds can be read independently, however the story began in her last book, Cotswolds Memoir: Discovering a Beautiful Region of Britain on a Quest to Buy a 17th Century Cottage, when this British-born author’s roots pulled her back from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to England.

More Cotswolds Memoirs doubles as a travel-tour with pub walks, hog roasts and historic sites, and is also a laugh-out-loud, good life, foodie, meet the eccentric locals, cliff-hanging read. The author scrambles between Hollywood and the Cotswolds, often hilariously descending the ladder of success as she takes every acting job offered in order to finance her dream and overcome all obstacles to achieve her goal – Cotswold bliss in her newly-renovated cottage.

Talk and Book Signing
More Cotswolds Memoirs
behind the Scenes at
DOWNTON ABBEY’S Film Locations in the Cotswolds
Diz will sign Cotswolds Memoirs and More Cotswolds Memoirs at three locations
Free Admission

MONDAY 28th MARCH at 7.30 p.m.
Distant Lands Bookstore
20 Raymond Ave, Pasadena, 91105
or
TUESDAY 29th MARCH at 7.00p.m.
Burbank Public Library
300 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank, 91505 

Wednesday 30th MARCH at 7.00p.m.
Chevaliers Books
126 N. Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, 90004

Read more on www.DizWhite.com:
Twitter @DizWhite
To Contact the Author via her publicist: PublicityPromo@aol.com

Press Release

AUTHOR AND ACTRESS DIZ WHITE ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF HER LATEST BOOK

 MORE COTSWOLDS MEMOIRS

Creating the Perfect Cottage and Discovering Downton Abbey in the Cotswolds
Available from Amazon and Fine Book Stores in April 2016.

This sequel finds the author on another fun-filled roller-coaster ride as she discovers Downton Abbey’s film locations in the Cotswolds, explores their history and meets the cast during her bid to turn her newly-purchased home into the perfect cottage.

Diz White’s love note to the Cotswolds can be read independently, however the story began in her last book, Cotswolds Memoir: Discovering a Beautiful Region of Britain on a Quest to Buy a 17th Century Cottage, when this British-born author’s roots pulled her back from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to England.

More Cotswolds Memoirs doubles as a travel-tour with pub walks, hog roasts and historic sites, and is also a laugh-out-loud, good life, foodie, meet the eccentric locals, cliff-hanging read.The author scrambles between Hollywood and the Cotswolds, often hilariously descending the ladder of success as she takes every acting job offered in order to finance her dream and overcome all obstacles to achieve her goal – Cotswold bliss in her newly-renovated cottage.

  • Identifies Downton Abbey Cotswold film locations and explores their history
  • Gorgeous colour photos of Downton celebrities and Cotswold scenery
  • Laugh-out-loud Bill Bryson (Notes from a Small Island) style humour
  • Doubles as a Travel Tour of the Cotswolds
  • Extensive Visitor Guide included
  • Valuable Tips and Resource Guide for Cottage Buyers

“Diz White tells a great tale and along the way had me in stitches”
                                                                                                          Debbie McGee, BBC
“Diz paints a nostalgic and affectionate canvas …enchanting.”
                                                                                     Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly

About Diz White:

British-born Diz White divides her time between Hollywood and the Cotswolds. Acting credits include Star Trek Next Generation and Bullshot (HandMade Films). Other books by this author: COTSWOLDS MEMOIR: Discovering a Beautiful Region of Britain on a Quest to Buy a 17th Century Cottage (Larrabee Libraries) HAUNTED COTSWOLDS and HAUNTED CHELTENHAM (The History Press)

Details for More Cotswolds Memoirs:
A Paperback Original ISBN 978-0-9571162-4-5   Kindle: 978-0-9571162-5-2
More Cotswolds Memoirs published by Larrabee Libraries. A division of Larrabee Industries, Inc.

To review this book, request an interview and for all other press enquiries, please contact:

Katie: PublicityPromo@aol.com
More information online: www.dizwhite.com

New! Cotswolds Memoir is now available as an AudioBook in addition to Paperback and Kindle

Click below to order
a.com_logo_RGB  

 amazon
A portion of the proceeds of every copy of  COTSWOLDS MEMOIR: is donated to Cotswold conservation institutions.
This book contains descriptions of sites featured in the television series ‘Downton Abbey’ produced by Carnival Film and Television and NBC Universal International Limited.  Neither Ms Diz White nor Larrabee Industries, Inc. has any association with, connection to, sponsorship by or endorsement of, the television series ‘Downton Abbey’, Carnival Film and Television or NBCUniversal International Limited.

More Cotswolds Memoirs Talk and Book Signing on Downton Abbey

BE THE FIRST! Pre-Release
Talk and Book Signing

Behind the Scenes at
DOWNTON ABBEY’S Film Locations in the Cotswolds
Author Diz White’s 
Talk and Book Signing (where and when below)

More Cotswolds Memoirs Cover

Creating the Perfect Cottage and
Discovering Downton Abbey in the Cotswolds

In her talk Diz White shows gorgeous video footage and photos of Downton Abbey’s film locations in the Cotswolds. Also she relates amusing anecdotes of meeting the Downton cast and her adventures while writing
More Cotswolds Memoirs

This sequel finds the author on another fun-filled roller-coaster ride as she discovers Downton Abbey’s film locations in the Cotswolds, explores their history and meets the cast during her bid to turn her newly-purchased home into the perfect cottage.

Diz White’s love note to the Cotswolds can be read independently, however the story began in her last book, Cotswolds Memoir: Discovering a Beautiful Region of Britain on a Quest to Buy a 17th Century Cottage, when this British-born author’s roots pulled her back from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to England.

More Cotswolds Memoirs doubles as a travel-tour with pub walks, hog roasts and historic sites, and is also a laugh-out-loud, good life, foodie, meet the eccentric locals, cliff-hanging read. The author scrambles between Hollywood and the Cotswolds, often hilariously descending the ladder of success as she takes every acting job offered in order to finance her dream and overcome all obstacles to achieve her goal – Cotswold bliss in her newly-renovated cottage.

Talk and Book Signing
More Cotswolds Memoirs
behind the Scenes at
DOWNTON ABBEY’S Film Locations in the Cotswolds
Diz will sign Cotswolds Memoirs and More Cotswolds Memoirs at two locations
Free Admission

MONDAY 28th MARCH at 7.30 p.m.
Distant Lands Bookstore
20 Raymond Ave, Pasadena, 91105
or
TUESDAY 29th MARCH at 7.00p.m.
Burbank Public Library
300 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank, 91505 

Read more on www.DizWhite.com:
Twitter @DizWhite
To Contact the Author via her publicist: PublicityPromo@aol.com

Press Release

AUTHOR AND ACTRESS DIZ WHITE ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF HER LATEST BOOK

 MORE COTSWOLDS MEMOIRS

Creating the Perfect Cottage and Discovering Downton Abbey in the Cotswolds
Available from Amazon and Fine Book Stores in April 2016.

This sequel finds the author on another fun-filled roller-coaster ride as she discovers Downton Abbey’s film locations in the Cotswolds, explores their history and meets the cast during her bid to turn her newly-purchased home into the perfect cottage.

Diz White’s love note to the Cotswolds can be read independently, however the story began in her last book, Cotswolds Memoir: Discovering a Beautiful Region of Britain on a Quest to Buy a 17th Century Cottage, when this British-born author’s roots pulled her back from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to England.

More Cotswolds Memoirs doubles as a travel-tour with pub walks, hog roasts and historic sites, and is also a laugh-out-loud, good life, foodie, meet the eccentric locals, cliff-hanging read.The author scrambles between Hollywood and the Cotswolds, often hilariously descending the ladder of success as she takes every acting job offered in order to finance her dream and overcome all obstacles to achieve her goal – Cotswold bliss in her newly-renovated cottage.

  • Identifies Downton Abbey Cotswold film locations and explores their history
  • Gorgeous colour photos of Downton celebrities and Cotswold scenery
  • Laugh-out-loud Bill Bryson (Notes from a Small Island) style humour
  • Doubles as a Travel Tour of the Cotswolds
  • Extensive Visitor Guide included
  • Valuable Tips and Resource Guide for Cottage Buyers

“Diz White tells a great tale and along the way had me in stitches”
                                                                                                          Debbie McGee, BBC
“Diz paints a nostalgic and affectionate canvas …enchanting.”
                                                                                     Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly

About Diz White:

British-born Diz White divides her time between Hollywood and the Cotswolds. Acting credits include Star Trek Next Generation and Bullshot (HandMade Films). Other books by this author: COTSWOLDS MEMOIR: Discovering a Beautiful Region of Britain on a Quest to Buy a 17th Century Cottage (Larrabee Libraries) HAUNTED COTSWOLDS and HAUNTED CHELTENHAM (The History Press)

Details for More Cotswolds Memoirs:
A Paperback Original ISBN 978-0-9571162-4-5   Kindle: 978-0-9571162-5-2
More Cotswolds Memoirs published by Larrabee Libraries. A division of Larrabee Industries, Inc.

To review this book, request an interview and for all other press enquiries, please contact:

Katie: PublicityPromo@aol.com
More information online: www.dizwhite.com

New! Cotswolds Memoir is now available as an AudioBook in addition to Paperback and Kindle

Click below to order
a.com_logo_RGB  

 amazon
A portion of the proceeds of every copy of  COTSWOLDS MEMOIR: is donated to Cotswold conservation institutions.
This book contains descriptions of sites featured in the television series ‘Downton Abbey’ produced by Carnival Film and Television and NBC Universal International Limited.  Neither Ms Diz White nor Larrabee Industries, Inc. has any association with, connection to, sponsorship by or endorsement of, the television series ‘Downton Abbey’, Carnival Film and Television or NBCUniversal International Limited.

Cotswolds Memoir Author writes History of Downton Abbey location

Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle)
Architectural History
By
Diz White

Author of

Cotswolds Memoir:

Discovering a Beautiful Region of Britain
on a Quest to Buy a 17th Century Cottage
(Larrabee Libraries)

Available on Amazon

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Highclere Castle, Location for Downton Abbey- Daily Mail

Highclere Castle, Location for Downton Abbey

Highclere Castle – the location of the successful T.V. Series Downton Abbey has brought the Victorian and medieval mansions and stately homes of England back into worldwide focus.
The huge success of the T.V. series Downton Abbey which uses Highclere Castle as its location has sparked great interest in British architecture and put a spotlight onto these ancient mansions and stately homes. This interest, may, in fact, be instrumental in stopping the decline of these buildings whose numbers have been traveling on a slow downward trajectory since the First World War. The curiosity aroused by this incredibly popular series has promoted a thirst for knowledge about British architecture and history from around the world.

Highclere2Highclere Castle Today

Highclere Castle as it exists today was rebuilt between 1839 – 1842 for the third Earl of Carnarvon by Sir Charles Barry, the architect of the Houses of Parliament. The architectural style of this latest version of Highclere Castle is classed as Jacobethan and its fascia material is of stone from the town of Bath.
John Betjeman gave the name ‘Jacobethan’ to the style of architecture incorporating elements of both Elizabethan and Gothic characteristics. This English Renaissance style that was popular from 1550 to 1625 was revived in the 1820s and evolved into the Jacobethan style.

MentmoreMentmore in Buckinghamshire an example of Jacobethan architecture

This fashion subsequently became the hallmark of Victorian architecture and included features such as Tudor-style terra cotta bricks, arches and extended chimneys, elaborate carved brickwork, balustrades, pillars and parapets. Sandringham House in Norfolk, home of her Majesty the Queen represents a good example of this Jacobethan style.

Highclere Castle origins, like so many castles, mansions and stately homes in Britain, go back to medieval times and beyond. An Anglo-Saxon charter indicates that this site has been populated for almost 1400 years.

Architectural Plans for Highclere CastleArchitectural Plans for Highclere Castle

It was the custom of British architects, through the centuries, to build upon the foundations of earlier buildings and on occasion to incorporate parts of these buildings into the new structure. The Victorian architects followed this trend by erecting the current Highclere Castle on the exact site of an earlier mansion. This earlier building was constructed on the foundations of the medieval palace of the Bishops of Winchester who had retained possession of this large estate since the 8th Century. An even earlier building was recorded as existing on this site in the Domesday Book.
The Carnarvon family have owned and lived in Highclere since 1679.

earl of pembroke8th Earl of Pembroke

In 1692 Robert Sawyer left what was then a mansion named Highclere to his daughter Margaret, wife of the 8th Earl of Pembroke. Their son Robert Sawyer Herbert inherited Highclere and became the owner of this mansion. He created the garden rooms and assembled a collection of paintings. Robert Sawyer’s heir Henry Herbert was created 1st Earl of Carnarvon by King George III.

Earl of Carnarvon1st Earl of Carnarvon

This is the description (in part) of Highclere Castle given by the famous architectural historian Nicholas Pevsner and his co-writer David Lloyd.

The house is ashlar-faced, of three storeys with an additional storey in the accentuated parts. The windows are of the mullion-and-transom-cross type, with transoms higher up than in genuine Elizabethan houses. At the top is a strapwork balustrade. The front is much flatter than an Elizabethan front would be. There is in fact very little decoration – just ornamented pilasters in stressed places. ‘Ung Je Serviray’ carved above all the ground floor windows.

5th Earl of Carnarvon5th Earl of Carnarvon

During the Victorian era Highclere Castle became a nexus of social and political activity. A stream of socialites, politicians, technical innovators, aviators, soldiers, writers and Egyptologists populated the parties at the house. The 5th Earl of Carnarvon discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen with Howard Carter adding another exotic aspect to the rich history of the Carnarvon family and their Castle. An Egyptian exhibition is a feature of Highclere Castle today.

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During the First World War Highclere Castle was turned into a hospital by Amina the 5th Countess of Carnarvon and treated soldiers wounded in Flanders in September 1914. The Castle became a private home again in 1922. The Castle was used once more in the Second World War as a home for evacuated children from London.
Today the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon live for part of the year in the Castle and the remainder of the time in a nearby home.

Highclere Castle LibraryHighclere Castle Library

Only the ground floor rooms are in use at the present time and these include the Foyer, Saloon, Library (which contains almost 6000 books, some of which date back to the 16th Century), Music Room, Smoking Room, Drawing Room and Dining Room (in which hangs Van Dyck’s painting of Charles I)

charles-iCharles I by Van Dyck

There are 11 bedrooms on the first floor of Highclere Castle with approximately 60 bedrooms on the upper floors.

It is hoped that the success of Downton Abbey will help bring the public’s attention to the often sorry plight of Britain’s stately homes. The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings is fighting to save historic and listed buildings from decay, demolition and destruction. Web site www.spab.org.uk

A portion of the proceeds of every copy of this author’s book COTSWOLDS MEMOIR: Discovering a Beautiful Region of Britain on a Quest to Buy a 17th Century Cottage is donated to Cotswold conservation institutions.

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