For some antsy “Downton” fans, picking up a book or two has helped pass the time between episodes. Claire Griffiths, of Houston, drove to her local bookstore on Friday in search of something “Downton-esque,” leaving with a war novel and “Below Stairs,” a memoir by a kitchen maid.
“I’m just enjoying the show so much, I thought I needed to get a book about it,” Ms. Griffiths said. “And I was watching the war scenes and thinking, I don’t know enough about this. So maybe I can learn something in the process.”