Lady Fiona Carnarvon the mistress of the real Downton Abbey is my February 2015 castaway. I took a trip to Highclere Castle to interview her.
She is an avid reader and writer. Her books tell the true stories of the Herbert/Carnarvon family and they are more interesting than the tales of the fictional inhabitants of the TV series.
I met her when she and her husband opened the Discovering Tutankhamun exhibition at the Ashmolean. His great grandfather funded Howard Carter’s excavations.
She has written about him in her book ‘Egypt at Highclere’.
Read the feature here: Lady Fiona Carnarvon