Tag Archives: Downton Abbey


Hilary Mantel, the prize-winning English novelist who certainly can write up a storm in her books (and whose tongue is as sharp as her pen, that is to say, razor sharp), ignited another kind of storm yesterday over in England … Continue reading

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The “WHOMP!” Factor

And what do I mean by the “WHOMP!” factor? Well, for Downton Abbey watchers, it was the episode just before last in Season 3, when Lady Sybil, in the throes of childbirth, suddenly began to exhibit symptoms of eclampsia and … Continue reading

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A Marvelous Present for You!

Because I love every one of you, my viewers, I am wasting NO time in gifting you with two hilarious videos that I’ve just seen. Now if you’re among the very few in the US and England who have not … Continue reading

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