Spoiler alert! If you can't wait for season 3 of Downton Abbey, you can get a preview here. Focusing on individual characters, this behind-the scenes book begins in 1920. World War I had a great effect on the Granthams as dynamics changed both upstairs and down. New characters will be introduced, like Cora's mother played by Shirley MacLaine, and the birth of the latest heir is eagerly anticipated. If you need a recap of the Emmy award-winning series, look for the DVDs in your local library branch.