The World of Downton Abbey

Jessica Fellowes

The secret history and the behind-the-scenes drama of the spellbinding television show come to life in this first companion book to the hit series.
World of Downton Abbey

April 1912. The sun is rising behind Downton Abbey, a great and splendid house in a great and splendid park. So secure does it appear that it seems as if the way it represents will last for another thousand years. It won't.

This gorgeous book—illustrated with sketches and research from the production team, as well as on-set photographs from seasons 1 and 2—takes us even deeper into that world of Downton, with fresh insights into the story and characters as well as interesting social history before and during the First World War.

Jessica Fellowes; Foreword by Creator and Writer Julian Fellowes

JESSICA FELLOWES, is the author of The World of Downton Abbey, based on the Emmy Award winning television series, Downton Abbey. She is a journalist and the former Deputy Editor of Country Life, as well as the niece of Julian Fellowes. She lives in London with her husband and son.

JULIAN FELLOWES is the Emmy Award-winning writer and creator of the TV series Downton Abbey. He is also the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Gosford Park and the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Snobs. He lives in London and Dorset.