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Julian Fellowes's Belgravia

A tale of secrets and scandal set in 1840s London from the creator of DOWNTON ABBEY

By Julian Fellowes

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Format: Hardback, 432 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 30 June 2016
'A modern classic that will fill any Downton-shaped hole' DAILY EXPRESSOn the evening of 15 June 1815, the great and the good of British Society have gathered in Brussels at what is to become one of the most tragic parties in history - the Duchess of Richmond's ball. For this is the eve of the Battle of Waterloo, and many of the handsome young men attending the ball will find themselves, the very next day, on the battlefield. For Sophia Trenchard, the young and beautiful daughter of Wellington's chief supplier, this night will change everything. But it is only twenty-five years later, when the upwardly mobile Trenchards move into the fashionable new area of Belgravia, that the true repercussions of that moment will be felt. For in this new world, where the aristocracy rub shoulders with the emerging nouveau riche, there are those who would prefer the secrets of the past to remain buried . . .Facebook: JulianFellowesBelgravia; Twitter: @JFBelgravia; Pinterest: /Belgravia; Instagram: @julianfellowesbelgravia

About the Author

Julian Fellowes is a multi-award-winning actor, writer, director and producer. As creator, sole writer and executive producer of the hit television series Downton Abbey, Fellowes has won three Emmy awards. He has written two internationally bestselling novels, Snobs and Past Imperfect, and the screenplay for Gosford Park, for which he won an Oscar. He has writing credits for many other films, including Vanity Fair, Young Victoria and Romeo & Juliet. He became a life peer in 2011, and lives in Dorset and London with his wife, Emma.

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Belgravia is a jolly romp about Fellowes's favourite subject, class... it will probably cheer up quite a lot of people. * SUNDAY TIMES * simply a wonderful read. Fellowes is as witty as ever, yet again capturing those discerning older, upper-class women perfectly... a modern classic that will fill any Downton-shaped hole. * DAILY EXPRESS * A story that is making publication history by appearing first, week by week, on a downloadable app . . . ground-breaking * TELEGRAPH * It gets off to a cracking start, with a cross-class love affair . . . a 21st-century immersive experience, with its roots in the great literary tradition of serial publication . . . [a] stunning new story * MAIL ON SUNDAY * GH LOVES . . . DOWNTON ABBEY creator Julian Fellowes is bringing back the serialised novel . . . Set in the grand houses of 1840s London, this historical novel is full of secrets * GOOD HOUSEKEEPING * Written with brio, the novel races along with all the page-turning suspense of a thriller . . . a clever, involving read that brilliantly summons up a bygone world -- Fanny Blake * WOMAN & HOME *

EAN: 9781474604154
ISBN: 1474604153
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Dimensions: 24 x 16.3 x 3.7 centimetres (0.39 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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