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The Countess of Carnarvon

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Fiona, 8th Countess of Carnarvon, is the wife of Geordie, 8th Earl of Carnarvon.

She is an alumna of St Andrews University, a former auditor for Coopers & Lybrand accountants and created her own clothes brand in the 1990s. She and her husband and son live ‘quietly’ with seven dogs, too many horses, a brood of chickens, a pet rabbit as well as a pet sheep, a number of bee hives amongst the community of Highclere Castle today. Together, they manage a range of businesses at Highclere Castle, home of the worldwide television drama Downton Abbey.

Fascinated by the history of the people as well as the Castle at Highclere, Lady Carnarvon has written two New York Times Bestsellers: Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere (2011) and Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey (2013).

Books by The Countess of Carnarvon

Christmas at Highclere

A fully-illustrated and covetable gift book that goes behind the scenes at the festive season of the real Downton Abbey

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Seasons at Highclere

A behind-the-scenes exploration of the gardens, grounds and culinary traditions of the 'real Downton Abbey'.

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