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Past Imperfect

By Julian Fellowes

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SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of SNOBS and creator and writer of the international phenomenon, DOWNTON ABBEY, returns with a thrilling new novel.

Damian Baxter is very, very rich - and he's dying. He lives alone in a big house in Surrey, looked after by a chauffeur, butler, cook and housemaid. He has but one concern: who should inherit his fortune...

PAST IMPERFECT is the story of a quest. Damian Barker wishes to know if he has a living heir. By the time he married in his late thirties he was sterile (the result of adult mumps), but what about before that unfortunate illness? He was not a virgin. Had he sired a child? A letter from a girlfriend from these times suggests he did. But the letter is anonymous.

Damian contacts someone he knew from their days at university. He gives him a list of girls he slept with and sets him a task: find his heir...

Biographical Notes

Educated at Ampleforth and Magdalene College, Cambridge, 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 and a Golden Globe.

Fellowes received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Gosford Park (2002). His work was also honoured by the Writers Guild of America, the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics for Best Screenplay. Other writing credits for film and television include Piccadilly Jim (2004), Vanity Fair (2004), Young Victoria (2009), The Tourist (2010), Romeo & Juliet (2013), and the three-part dramas Titanic and Doctor Thorne, both 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, which opened in 2004; and for Half a Sixpence and School of Rock: The Musical, which both opened in London's West End in November 2016.

Fellowes has authored three novels: the international bestsellers Snobs (2005), Past Imperfect (2008) andBelgravia (2016), which was first published in serial form as a ground-breaking app.

Julian Fellowes became a life peer in 2011. He lives in Dorset and London with his wife, Emma.

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  • ISBN: 9781780229232
  • Publication date: 25 Sep 2014
  • Page count: 528
  • Imprint: W&N
Guaranteed page turners don't come much better than Past Imperfect...witty, intelligent and elegantly written — SUNDAY HERALD
This delightful comedy of manners from a master of social satire is perceptive, acute and ultimately very poignant. — GOOD BOOK GUIDE
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