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What was life really like as a servant in the 19th-20th Centuries?;
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What was life really like as a servant in the 19th-20th Centuries?

Downton Abbey or Upstairs, Downtairs fans, I highly recommend you read this article by BBC: Servants – A life below stairs or the summarised (and Downton-related) version by the Daily Mail: Downton Abbey servants: New BBC series Servants: The True Story of Life Below Stairs. Many of us have fallen in love with the idyllic world …

Upcoming Period Drama: World Without End (2012);
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Upcoming Period Drama: World Without End (2012)

It’s actually happening! When The Pillars of the Earth series came to an end, there were talks of continuing Ken Follet‘s trilogy but then it promptly ceased until now. World Without End will premiere this autumn! I’ll have quite a few TV series to keep me busy this autumn! I’ll certainly miss the cast from …

Merida – a portrait of a typical princess;
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Merida – a portrait of a typical princess

Everyone is excited for Disney Pixar’s Brave which premiered on Friday, 22 June 2012. For me, it’s about history, folklore, Europe, Scotland, accents, costumes, scenery. But it appears, for everyone else, it’s about the new heroine, Princess Merida, who is Pixar’s first female protagonist. She’s a fiery red-head with tangled curls who’s everything but what …

Film Recommendation: Goethe!;
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Film Recommendation: Goethe!

Released: 14. Okt. 2010 Cast: Johann W. von Goethe – Alexander Fehling Charlotte (Lotte) – Miriam Stein Albert Kestner – Moritz Bleibtreu Length: 99 min. My rating: *****/5 😀 Synopsis: The true story behind Goethe’s best-selling novel The Sorrows of Young Werther (Die Leiden des jungen Werthers), regarding Goethe’s earlier years and his love affair with Charlotte B.  Comical mostly except …