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The Duchess of Duke Street

Series 2

(DVD - 2006)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Duchess of Duke Street
The final episodes follow the indomitable heroine through the turmoil and terror of World War I to the 1920s. Based on a true story of Rosa Lewis, a culinary genius and the owner of London's Cavendish Hotel.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, 2006
Edition: Complete U.K. broadcast ed.
ISBN: 1569388458
Branch Call Number: DVD TV D
Characteristics: 5 videodiscs (ca. 829 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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This is an excellent series we've watched several times. Victorian England, usual BBC/PBS British excellence, about a woman (Gemma Jones, actress) whose goal is to be independent and to become England's greatest cook. She ultimately owns a hotel, comes to the notice of the Prince of Wales, deals with a highly negative mother and whimpish father and derelict brother. Recommended for everyone, except perhaps for young children who would not comprehend parts of it. Great acting and story line. The entire series, beyond this group, goes from early 20th century into WWI and beyond.


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