Welcome to the official website of Jessica Fellowes, author and speaker. Here you’ll find details of my books and talks, links to articles, reviews and television interviews. If you’d like to book me for an event of your own, you can find the details on how to do so here: Contact Jessica Fellowes.

For the latest news on events, click here.

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.

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17 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Question: As underbutler, what does Thomas do? I sometimes see him acting as valet or footman but not much as else. it is difficult to imagine that Carson would let him near the wine cellar.

    • Good question. Technically, he is a stand in for Carson in his absence but as Carson doesn’t seem to take any time off it IS rather hard to think what Thomas does!I think they had to promote him as he had been a valet and couldn’t go back down to being a footman, hence his job as underbutler. But there were very few left in 1924. I hope he does find enough to do – devil makes work for idle hands and all that… as if Thomas wasn’t mischievous enough!

  2. Will there be a book dedicated to the costumes and jewelry of Downton Abbey? I read somewhere that Michelle Dockery said her favorite piece of jewelry from the show was four leaf clover earrings, would love to see them and all the other pieces up close!

    • Hi Tammy – I am writing a wonderful huge book all about everything Downton, from all six series! No plans as yet for a special costume/jewellery book but it’s such a nice idea… Jessica x

    • Hi Diana – Do you mean season six? That’s the new season which will be out in 2016 in the USA and Canada. Yes, I’ll be in the USA a lot next year! Please do email my events director (gilly@jessicafellowes.com) for more details. Very best, Jessica x

  3. I’m delighted you’re coming to Carmel this week and am hoping that just maybe, Lord Julian will find it appropriate to come along for a visit to one of America’s most splendid destinations.

  4. I just heard you in Newport Beach last night, and thoroughly enjoyed everything. I’ve loved the show and feel a part of both the upstairs and the downstairs. Thanks for your insight on the times, the different actors, it was all warm and wonderful. I felt like I had seen another episode, a part of Downton. You’re a great spoeaker, thank you for being here.

  5. One year ago you were at Popejoy in Albuquerque, New Mexico! It was so wonderful to hear you speak about Downton and then meet you!

  6. Just received a copy of your wonderful new book! Thank you, Jessica, for giving us such a glorious keepsake to help us remember one of the most interesting (and addicting!) series ever broadcast on PBS’ Masterpiece Theater. As the last episode of the final season is almost upon us, we’ll be going through DA withdrawal soon, while fervently hoping that the rumor that a new miniseries “The Gilded Age” from Julian is to be shown on NBC in the near future is true, and that you will be able to do a book for us on that one as well!
    RHA in NY

  7. Is there any way or reconsideration to have Downton Abbey to go thru WW2. There is so much material that could be done. It would be intriguing and exciting to see who does what. Why not? Since Edith’s lover died by the Nazis and left her with child. I just hate to see this wonderful series end. Thanks!

  8. Thank you so much for coming to Madison, WI this past Saturday!!!!! You are a wonderful speaker with a spectacular sense of humour! Hope all goes well for you and best wishes for continued success and FUN!!

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