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Julian Fellowes's Belgravia: A tale of secrets and scandal set in 1840s London from the creator of DOWNTON ABBEY (Paperback)
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Julian Fellowes's Belgravia: A tale of secrets and scandal set in 1840s London from the creator of DOWNTON ABBEY (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 03/11/2016
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This is a story of people who lived two centuries ago, and yet much of what they desired, much of what they resented and the passions raging in their hearts were only too like the dramas being played out in our own ways, in our own time…

Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode.

Set in the 1840s when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters.

But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo, 15th June 1815. The Duchess of Richmond throws a magnificent ball in Brussels for the Duke of Wellington.

Amongst the guests are James and Anne Trenchard, living on the profits of new-found trading success.  Their daughter Sophia, beautiful and captivating, has caught the eye of Edmund Bellasis, the son and heir of the richest and most prominent families in England.

Twenty-five years later, when the two families are settled in the newly developed area of Belgravia, the events of the ball still resonate.

Because behind Belgravia’s magnificent doors is a world of secrets, gossip and intrigue…

‘The story rapidly unfolds and features earth-shattering developments in the space of a page, along with tantalising cliffhangers that are the hallmarks of a good thriller rather than a period drama. Belgravia is a charming read… it is a modern classic that will fill any Downton-shaped hole.’ – The Express

You can read more here about the characters, background and history of Belgravia and over on your Waterstones YouTube channel you can watch Julian Fellowes introduce this splendid novel.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781474603546
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 344 g
Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
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 *
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 *
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 *
A story that is making publication history by appearing first, week by week, on a downloadable app . . . ground-breaking * TELEGRAPH *
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 *
Belgravia is a jolly romp about Fellowes's favourite subject, class... it will probably cheer up quite a lot of people. * SUNDAY TIMES *

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