Naturally following The World of Downton Abbey, this gorgeously illustrated volume is a companion to the third season of the Emmy-winning, utterly addictive series from PBS's Masterpiece, featuring of course the arrival of the mother of the Countess of Grantham, Mrs. Isidore Levinson, portrayed by Shirley MacLaine. The Great War is over, but the battles at Downton Abbey continue apace, as different family members come to the fore and a new hierarchy needs to be resolved. Which branch of the family tree will Lord Grantham's first grandchild belong to? And what will become of the servants, both old and new? An evocative combination of story, history, and behind-the-scenes drama, the book focuses on the individual characters, examining the motivations, actions, and the inspirations behind each one. It is also a visual feast, illustrated with page-filling scenes from the program, formal character portraits, and ephemera of the 1920s.