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Behind The Scenes

Visit Downton Abbey Locations
England: Kent + Surrey LITERATURE + FILM

Downton Abbey Film Locations

Highclere Castle is the primary film location for ITV’s popular Downton Abbey television series – Highclere Castle is open to the public select days each year – – Although I won’t have a chance to visit Highclere Castle, I recently had tea at Byfleet Manor…

June 1, 2014
Bond Girl: Vanessa Perroncel
HISTORY LITERATURE + FILM

Interview Of A Bond Girl

 This month, our book club is reading Ian Fleming’s Dr No featuring James Bond In fact, Cheltenham Literature Festival selected it for ‘The Big Read’ last year What better way to start the book study than lunch with a friend who happened to be a Bond…

September 25, 2013
Tour the BBC
England: London HISTORY

BBC Tour

And let me just say, BBC and Big Ben have been my two favorite tours since living here. I love my BBC media access tag {to keep!}. I wonder if it would work as a backstage pass at a concert? I didn’t expect to enjoy the…

January 14, 2012
Iris's Cottage in The Holiday film
LITERATURE + FILM LIVING IN ENGLAND

‘The Holiday’ Film With A Twist

‘Tis the perfect time to confess that one of the reasons I moved to England was I was hoping to live in or next to this… Iris’s Cottage from ‘The Holiday’ [from Chalk & Talk Blog] Do you remember this cozy cottage from the film, ‘The Holiday’? I have…

December 11, 2011
The Kings Speech
HISTORY

Behind the Scenes: The King’s Speech

And the award goes to… The King’s Speech! If I’ve counted correctly, this film picked up 4 Oscars in the US on Sunday. It is the inspiring story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne, and the speech therapist who helped…

March 5, 2011