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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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Julian Fellowes's Belgravia

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Julian Fellowes's Belgravia Episode 11: Inheritance

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The final episode - but will justice prevail? 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...Text only version.Facebook: JulianFellowesBelgraviaTwitter: @JFBelgraviaPinterest: /BelgraviaInstagram: @julianfellowesbelgravia

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Julian Fellowes's Belgravia Episode 10: The Past Comes Back

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Julian Fellowes's Belgravia Episode 9: The Past is a Foreign Country

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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...Text only version.Facebook: JulianFellowesBelgraviaTwitter: @JFBelgraviaPinterest: /BelgraviaInstagram: @julianfellowesbelgravia

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Julian Fellowes's Belgravia Episode 8: An Income for Life

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Julian Fellowes's Belgravia Episode 7: A Man of Business

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Julian Fellowes's Belgravia Episode 6: A Spy in our Midst

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One man's good fortune sends rumours spreading through London society - what is the secret behind his success? 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...Text only version.Facebook: JulianFellowesBelgraviaTwitter: @JFBelgraviaPinterest: /BelgraviaInstagram: @julianfellowesbelgravia

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Julian Fellowes's Belgravia Episode 5: The Assignation

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The gambling dens of London and a secret assignation provide the backdrop for indiscretions large and small. 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...Text only version.Facebook: JulianFellowesBelgraviaTwitter: @JFBelgraviaPinterest: /BelgraviaInstagram: @julianfellowesbelgravia

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Julian Fellowes's Belgravia Episode 4: At Home in Belgrave Square

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A dashing young man appears at Lady Brockenhurst's soirée - but who is he and why is he so favoured by their hostess? 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...Text only version.Facebook: JulianFellowesBelgraviaTwitter: @JFBelgraviaPinterest: /BelgraviaInstagram: @julianfellowesbelgravia

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Julian Fellowes's Belgravia Episode 3: Family Ties

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Julian Fellowes's Belgravia Episode 2: A Chance Encounter

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Julian Fellowes's Belgravia Episode 1: Dancing into Battle

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Snobs/Past Imperfect Omnibus

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Two SUNDAY TIMES bestsellers in one from the creator of DOWNTON ABBEY.SNOBSEdith Lavery, the attractive only child of a middle-class accountant, leaves behind her dull job when she manages to bag one of the most eligible bachelors in town. But is life amongst the aristocracy really all that it seems...?PAST IMPERFECTDamian Baxter is very, very rich. But he has one concern: who should inherit his fortune. A letter from an ex-girlfriend suggests Damian may have fathered a child, but the letter is anonymous. Finding the truth will not be easy - and the only man who can help is Damian's sworn enemy...

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Snobs

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The SUNDAY TIMES bestselling novel from the award-winning creator of DOWNTON ABBEY, Oscar-winning writer of GOSFORD PARK, and author of BELGRAVIA.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.

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