Back to the 'Abbey'
Here are books reverent and irreverent for fans of Downton Abbey. (Season 4 starts tonight.)
Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey: The Official Backstage Pass to the Set, the Actors and the Drama (St. Martin's) by Emma Rowley brings viewers up to date with lots of behind-the-scenes dish and hundreds of photos — and offers a few peeks at the new season.
Downton Tabby: A Parody (Simon & Schuster) by Chris Kelly brilliantly substitutes cats for human aristocrats — both are "those who have things done for them" — plus it has pictures of kitties dressed up in clothes!
Downtrodden Abbey: The Interminable Saga of an Insufferable Family (Thomas Dunne Books) by Gillian Fetlocks recounts the genteel adventures of the Crawfish family and their staff, from daughters Marry, Supple and Enid to lady's maid "Potatoes" O'Grotten.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor