At Home at Highclere Goes Beyond the Castle Doors


As mentioned numerous times in my prior writings, I have been working tirelessly on writing a book all about life at Highclere Castle. After many a late evening and tribulations over what to feature, it fills me with immense joy to see all 283 pages of ‘At Home at Highclere’ in the flesh.

Unsurprisingly I had little idea of how the public would receive the book. Whilst I find the tales of Highclere Castle mesmerising, you can never tell what the reaction will be. But I have been truly overwhelmed!

Recent days have taken me on something of a ‘promotional trail’ to borrow a phrase more akin to an actress. Thursday was a particularly busy day, with the airing of my interview on BBC Radio2 on ‘Steve Wright in the Afternoon’. Recording was great fun and resulted in another invite for dear Steve to Highclere. We discussed the prospect of a Downton Abbey film, which we’d simply adore to see. You can listen to the interview by clicking this link

The evening I played host to the launch of ‘At Home at Highclere’ at the Ritz Hotel in London. The venue more than delivered on my expectation that it would be a fabulous venue, with a packed room sharing my visible delight that my work has come to fruition. I’ve been told that the event has been featured in National Newspapers, which has been a joy to learn.

I’ve recently received word from the books publisher regarding its popularity on Amazon. ‘At Home at Highclere’ is currently second in the Amazon book chart’s ‘movers and shakers’, something I could not quite believe.

Whilst I will always appreciate the interest generated by the phenomenal Downton Abbey, what has really been thoroughly enjoyable about the lead up to the book release has been the amount of interest in other aspects of life at Highclere.

If you’d also like to share my love of Highclere Castle, you can purchase the book from Amazon. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.