Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Belgravia by Julian Fellowes



If you are a Downton Abbey fan, you will love Belgravia.  It was also reminiscent of a Georgette Heyer Regency novel.  Fairly early on I guessed what would happen but this didn't diminish my enjoyment by one whit.  (What is a whit anyway?)

The author also wrote the script for Downton Abbey.  The style is clear and direct and pretty close to the period.  The formative events of the book occurred at the famous ball held on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo.

I didn't know until after I had read this book that it was originally issued chapter by chapter (a bit like Charles Dickens did) – this does explain the way each chapter starts with some third person narrative before returning to the action.

1 comment:

  1. I definitely want to read this book; I greatly respect Julian Fellowes, especially when I read how my favorite author, Anthony Trollope, is a major influence on him. Fellowes recently produced a tv miniseries "Dr. Thorne", based on a Trollope book.

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