Book – The Wit and Wisdom of Downton Abbey is perfect as a small gift or stocking stuffer. Known for beautiful costumes and settings, great characters, stories, and excellent writing – Jessica Fellowes has compiled some of her favorite quotes from the show. The book is beautifully illustrated with color stills from the series. Paging through it the reader will be reminded of some of the most memorable scenes and the personalities of the characters. It’s also interesting to experience all the social changes that happened over the six seasons.
Some of the best quotes are from Violet played splendidly by Maggie Smith. “Have we all stepped through the looking glass?”, “Poor souls. It’s bad enough parenting a child when you like each other.” Speaking to her grown son Robert: “When you talk like that I’m tempted to ring for Nanny and have you put to bed with no supper.” And loving words between one of my favorite couples: Mrs. Hughes: “You can always hold my hand if you need to feel steady.” Carson: “I don’t know how, but you manage to make that sound a little risqué.” This is just a small example of many, many more. A fun little book that is truly witty and wise.