The award winning ITV television mini-series Downton Abbey, piqued my interest about the social history of the Edwardian Period. I have only watched the first series (on youtube) simply because I am not fond of soap operas, and I must say that Downton Abbey is a posh soap opera. Rather than watch the whole series I decided to read books on social history of the era, which is so much more profitable and enjoyable.
The author Jessica Fellowes, niece of the creator and writer of Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes, was not only privy to the inside scoop of the production of the series but she is also an author and journalist and well qualified to write the book. Equally important is the photographer Nick Briggs, who captured awe inspiring images of the production that would transport Downton fans back into memorable scenes. Creator Julian Fellowes rightfully opens the book with a brief introduction, offering us insights. Continue reading “The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes (Book Review)”