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Downton Abbey Meets the Regency

Wikimedia Commons Here in the U.S. we are in the middle of the last season of Downton Abbey  and I’m really enjoying it. I’ll be sad when the series is over – no more emotional family dinners, glorious costumes (for the Crawley ladies, at least), and luscious views of Highclere Castle (i.e. Downton).  But last weekend I stumbled across something on Netflix that may ease the pain of separation. From Time to Time is a 2009 movie that was co-written and directed by Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey .  This movie is a treat for fans of Fellowes and the Regency. If you don’t have access to Netflix, you may be able to find it in your local library. Based on Lucy M. Boston’s 1958 children’s book,  The Chimneys of Green Knowe, the film tells the story of a 13-year-old boy who returns to his ancestral home in 1944 to live with his grandmother while awaiting word on the fate of his father, a soldier officially listed as missing in action.  The boy discovers that the pa