In it’s short 5 seasons on the air, Downton Abbey has grown from just another BPD (British Period Drama) to being a cultural phenomenon unto itself.
The latest literary spoof of Downton Abbey is Downtrodden Abbey: The Interminable Saga of an Insufferable Family, by Gillian Fetlocks. While the names were changed, the show is lovingly spoofed. Lord and Lady Crawfish, Roderick and Flora have three daughters, Marry, Enid and Supple. When Lord Crawfish’s heir dies on the Gigantic, a new heir is found in the person of Atchew and his mother, Isabitch. Downstairs, his lordship’s new valet, Brace is being courted by the ladies maid Nana and lady’s maid “Potatoes” O’Grotten and her closeted sidekick, Tomaine, are planning to ruffle a few feathers.
I got a chuckle out of this book. Though not for the casual fan, this book is extremely funny and allows the audience to laugh a little.
I recommend this book.