Author(s): Julian Fellowes
The SUNDAY TIMES bestselling novel from the award-winning creator of DOWNTON ABBEY and Oscar-winning writer of GOSFORD PARK. Edith Lavery is a woman on the make. The attractive only child of a middle-class accountant, she leaves behind her dull job in a Chelsea estate agents and manages to bag one of the most eligible bachelors of the day - Charles Broughton, heir to the Marquess of Uckfield. But is life amongst the upper echelons of 'good' society all that it seems? Edith soon discovers there's much more to the aristocracy than dancing in Anabel's, shooting small birds and understanding which fork to use at dinner. And then there is Charles's mother, the indomitable Lady Uckfield, or 'Googie' to her friends, who is none too pleased with her son's choice of breeding partner. With twists and turns aplenty, this is a comical tale worthy of a contemporary Jane Austen.
A reissue of the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling novel, from the award-winning creator of DOWNTON ABBEY and Oscar-winning writer of GOSFORD PARK.
Julian Fellowes is a writer, actor, director, producer and TV presenter. He is the writer and creator of the multi-award winning DOWNTON ABBEY, a programme that continues to win awards and break records on both sides of the Atlantic. His first cinema screenplay, GOSFORD PARK, won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. He also wrote the screenplay for VANITY FAIR and THE YOUNG VICTORIA and co-wrote THE TOURIST. His debut as a director, SEPARATE LIES, was released to acclaim in 2006. Julian is married to Emma, and they have one son, Peregrine. He was made a life peer in 2011.