Sunday Times bestselling author of Snobs and creator and writer of the international phenomenon, DOWNTON ABBEY, returns with a thrilling new novel.
'A gloriously funny ride through modern times' Evening Standard
Damian Baxter is very, very rich. But he has but one concern, which is becoming more urgent at the weeks go by: who should inherit his fortune.
A letter from an ex-girlfriend suggests that, as a young man, Damian may have fathered a child, but the letter is anonymous.
Finding the truth will not be easy - and the only man who Damian can turn to for help also happens to be his sworn enemy...
Fellowes populates PAST IMPERFECT with a gallery of sometimes grotesque but mostly affectionately drawn toffs - acidly observed by the narrator, ever peevish, ever diverting. - DAILY EXPRESS
Its plot cannot fail to grip the reader. - SPECTATOR
The story takes us back to the Season of 1968 and its lavish balls and parties, to the debutantes, to the eligible men who accompanied them...Poignant, funny, fascinating and moving, this clever and touching novel is surely the must-read book of the year - SUNDAY EXPRESS
Educated at Ampleforth and Magdalene College, Cambridge, Julian Fellowes is a multi-award-winning actor, writer, director and producer.
As creator, sole writer and executive producer of the hit television series DOWNTON ABBEY, Fellowes has won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. He received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for GOSFORD PARK (2002). His work was also honoured by the Writers Guild of America, the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics for Best Screenplay.
Other writing credits for film include Piccadilly Jim (2004), Vanity Fair (2004), Young Victoria (2009), The Tourist (2010), Romeo & Juliet (2013) and Downton Abbey (2019), the four-part drama Titanic (2012), the three-part drama Doctor Thorne (2016), both for ITV, and the television adaptation of his own novel, BELGRAVIA (2020). He also wrote and directed the award-winning films Separate Lies and From Time to Time. Fellowes wrote the books for the Tony-nominated stage production of Mary Poppins, which opened in 2004; and for Half a Sixpence and School of Rock: The Musical which both opened in London's West End in November 2016.
Fellowes has authored three novels: the international bestsellers SNOBS (2005), PAST IMPERFECT (2008) and BELGRAVIA (2016), which was first published in serial form as a groundbreaking app.
Julian Fellowes became a life peer in 2011. He lives in Dorset and London with his wife, Emma.