Julian Fellowes's Belgravia Episode 9: The Past is a Foreign Country
By Julian Fellowes
Read by Juliet Stevenson
Some documents are discovered that threaten the future of more than one family.
Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is a story in 11 episodes published week by week in the tradition of Charles Dickens.
Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. The story behind the secret will be revealed in weekly bite-sized instalments complete with twists and turns and cliff-hanger endings.
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 in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's now legendary ball, one family's life will change for ever...
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Julian Fellowes, actor, writer, director, producer, was educated at Ampleforth, Magdalene College, Cambridge and Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. He trained in repertory theatre at Northampton and Harrogate.
As creator, sole writer and executive producer of the hit television series Downton Abbey, Fellowes has won three Emmy awards and a Golden Globe. Fellowes received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Gosford Park (2002). His work was also honoured by the Writer's Guild of America, the New York Film Critics' Circle and the National Society of Film Critics for Best Screenplay. Other writing credits for film include Piccadilly Jim (2004), Vanity Fair (2004), Young Victoria (2009), The Tourist (2010), Romeo & Juliet (2013), and the three-part drama Doctor Thorne for ITV. Fellowes also wrote and directed the award-winning films Separate Lies and From Time to Time. Fellowes wrote the books for the Tony-nominated stage production of Mary Poppins and for School of Rock: The Musical which opened on Broadway in December 2015, and was written and produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Fellowes has authored two novels: the international bestsellers Snobs (2005) and Past Imperfect (2008).
Julian Fellowes became a life peer in 2011. He lives in Dorset and London with his wife, Emma.
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02 Jun 2016
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Innovative . . . a brilliant story and a publishing first — 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