Book ‘Downton Shabby’ by Hopwood DePree

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One American’s Ultimate DIY Adventure Restoring His Family’s English Castle
HGTV meets Downton Abbey! A ready-for-TV story — with charm and humor in abundance — about a Los Angeles producer who moves to England to save his ancestral castle from ruin. “A true delight... In this marvelous debut, film producer DePree leaves the Hollywood hills to resurrect his British ancestral home, a 50,000-square-foot estate in the English countryside. Readers are in for a treat." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review). Hollywood producer Hopwood DePree had been told as a boy that an ancestor — who he was named for — had left his family’s English castle in the 1700s to come to America. One night after some wine and a visit to, Hopwood discovered a photograph of a magnificent English estate with a familiar name...
Publisher: William Morrow (May 31, 2022)  Pages:‎ 320 pages  ISBN-10: 0063080850  ISBN-13: 978-0063080850  ASIN:‎ B097975PM4

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About the author: Hopwood DePree was raised in suburban Michigan and graduated from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. A critically acclaimed writer-performer and independent filmmaker, he now works full-time on the restoration of Hopwood Hall, his ancestral estate.