While We Were Watching Downton Abbey

While We Were Watching Downton Abbey

Book - 2013
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"When the concierge of The Alexander, a historic Atlanta apartment building, invites his fellow residents to join him for weekly screenings of Downton Abbey, four very different people find themselves connecting with the addictive drama, and--even more unexpectedly--with each other"--Cover flap.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780425263310
0425263312
Branch Call Number: FICTION Wax 2013
Characteristics: 376 p. ; 21 cm

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johnjsims
Mar 13, 2017

Fun book to read. Characters are enjoyable. Downton Abbey mentioned throughout the story, yet interesting to learn how it affects the characters in small, yet positive ways.

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pattyloucor67
Jul 15, 2014

Enjoyable summer read. The character in this book seem to evolve as those on the TV series Downton Abbey. Three women who seemingly have nothing in common become friends and a support system while part of a viewing group at a downtown Atlanta condo tv room. I enjoyed the back stories of the women and the concierge who organized the viewing. It's not earth-shaking literature, but it is a fun read, suitable for book clubs.

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susewsew
Apr 14, 2014

Terrific co-read while watching series One of Downton Abbey. It reads like a one off but somehow I feel there will be more as the Abbey wave gets bigger.

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daysleeper236
Feb 24, 2014

Bad writing, uninteresting characters, predictable plot. Not impressed.

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Liselara
Feb 03, 2014

Warning: I think it would be imperative to have watched Downton Abbey (seasons 1 & 2) before you read this as the book makes many anectodal references to the series. If you are like me and love the TV series then you will most likely adore this book as well. The main characters in the novel are well defined and I got interested in their lives very quickly. I could have easily read another 200 pages as three people from different walks of life emerge on the scene of a swanky condo and become close friends in time of potential ruin.

normaluy Jan 28, 2014

Best book I have read in a long time. Enjoyable, relaxing, entertaining. Could hardly put it down.

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