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I’m very excited to announce the publication of my first novel, ‘The Mitford Murders’, on September 14th in the UK.
Opening with a real-life crime – the brutal assault of a nurse, Florence Nightingale Shore, left for dead on a train on 12th January 1920 – it follows a fictional protagonist, Louisa Cannon, as she goes to work for the Mitford sisters, as their nurserymaid and chaperone to Nancy. Soon, Louisa and Nancy find themselves entangles in the crimes of a murderer who will do anything to hide their secret…
The Mitfords were an extraordinary family with six sisters who came to encapsulate everything that was captivating about life between the wars: the glamour, the changing roles of women and the politics. The first novel opens a series, in which each book will feature a different sister.
This is my first novel but my tenth book. For the last few years, I’ve been the author of the official companion books to the hit TV series ‘Downton Abbey’, which was created and written by my uncle, Julian Fellowes.
The latest were both New York Times bestsellers: ‘Downton Abbey: A Celebration’, a review of all six series, packed with cast interviews, glossy pictures, insights into the locations and episode guides; and ‘The Wit & Wisdom of Downton Abbey’, a fun collection of my favourite quotes and some great full-colour photographs.
The picture below is of me with Julian (left) and the Downton Abbey producer Gareth Neame at a small exhibition I curated in the London Silver Vaults.