Jessica Fellowes

Jessica Fellowes

Author

Jessica Fellowes, journalist, public speaker and author of the worldwide no.1 bestsellers, started out as a journalist at the Mail on Sunday where she was a celebrity interviewer, gossip columnist and lifestyle editor for six years. She was then the Deputy Editor of Country Life magazine, during which time she wrote the magazine’s weekly Town Mouse column as well as a townie’s guide to country weekends for The London Paper. The latter formed the basis of her first book, Mud & the City: Dos and Don’ts for Townies in the Country.

A spell as a freelance feature writer for a number of publications including The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times Style, The Lady and Psychology magazine followed before she turned to ghostwriting, starting with Is There A Psycho In Your Life?, written with the forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes. Jessica also worked with the founders of notonthehighstreet.com on their book, Build A Business From Your Kitchen Table, which went to no.1 of the Sunday Times Business bestseller list and the follow-up Shape Up Your Business: The Founders of notonthehighstreet.com share their story in a 30-day success plan.

Jessica is best known for her work as author of the internationally bestselling series, The Mitford Murders (The Mitford Murders, 2017 and Bright Young Dead, 2018), as well as the official companion books to a certain hit television show: A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey (2014), The Chronicles of Downton Abbey (2012) and The World of Downton Abbey (2011), The Wit and Wisdom of Downton Abbey (2015), and Downton Abbey: A Celebration (2015).

All of Jessica’s Downton books have been named on bestseller lists, including by The Sunday Times, New York Times and The Globe and Mail (Canada). As a result, she is in high demand as a speaker for events both in the UK and the US, discussing the real-life inspirations for the show, both historical and characters from her family (Jessica is the niece of creator and scriptwriter Julian Fellowes).

Jessica has spoken at literary festivals from Cheltenham to Scarborough and toured with her lectures from Atlanta to Denver and almost every mid-west city in between. She has also made numerous appearances on radio and television, from BBC Breakfast to  ITV’s The Lorraine Show and Never Mind the Full Stops (BBC4 panel quiz), as well as co-hosting a one-off Downton special for BBC Radio Oxford. She has 10,000 followers on Twitter. Jessica lives happily in Oxfordshire with her husband Simon, son George, stepchildren Louis and Beatrix, an energetic Labradoodle and two chickens. But she remains a Londoner at heart, the place where her high heels remain blissfully mud free.

As seen on the Lorraine Show!

Trailer for ‘Milliondollar Princesses’ documentary.

Out now: ‘The Wit & Wisdom of Downton Abbey’ (Headline)

Also out now in UK, US & Canada, a retrospective of all six series in ‘Downton Abbey: A Celebration’.

Jessica Fellowes @jessicafellowes

Started writing 4th book in #TheMitfordMurders series a week ago today... regime of 1500 words 11am-1pm every damn day. Just upped the word count, hoping by Xmas I'll have a 1st draft. I'm announcing this a bit like a smoker says they're giving up. So you can hold me accountable!

Started writing 4th book in #TheMitfordMurders series a week ago today... regime of 1500 words 11am-1pm every damn day. Just upped the word count, hoping by Xmas I'll have a 1st draft. I'm announcing this a bit like a smoker says they're giving up. So you can hold me accountable!

I was part of an interesting discussion about accents on @BBCRadioScot earlier with @kayeadams @Tessadunlop and @jessicafellowes. Might be of interest to #EngLang A Level people https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0009qr8 (from around 10:36).

People with 'plummy' voices may get hired more quickly - but mine cost me my job | @jessicafellowes
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/work/people-plummy-voices-may-get-hired-quickly-mine-cost-job/?WT.mc_id=tmgoff_hootsuite&utm_source=tmgoff_socialteam&utm_medium=twitter&utm_content=6bae8d57-5ba5-44c0-8dc1-0aa736ddeb1b&utm_campaign=telegraph

My good mates @cityboylondon and Craig Kelly made this very funny, dark movie. If you're in Blackpool, go see!

Home now from a glorious tour of the North, with stops in Harrogate, York and Beverly for minsters, curry and lit fests... what could be better? @RaworthsHGLit

Thank you @GerryFoleyTV for a really insightful, well-researched interview. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and hope the audience did too! @RaworthsHGLit

I know it might just be a bit busy elsewhere today , but really looking forward to chatting to @jessicafellowes ‘The Mitford Scandal ‘ At 12 30 , followed by Thomas Grant QC on The Old Bailey , Court 1 @RaworthsHGLit at 2 pm

This was such a fun festival to do, and all the joy of Harrogate to explore too. Thank you @RaworthsHGLit

The flags are up which means it’s nearly #RaworthsLitFest time! We’re taking over the @CrownHotelHGT from tomorrow until Sunday with a host of incredible authors - @markaustintv @TrevorEve @jessicafellowes @louiseminchin @Kate_Bradbury to name a few!

More exciting #BookSpam ahead of the #RaworthsLitFest starting next week! We can’t wait to welcome these amazing authors to #Harrogate! @mattcoyney @TrevorEve @whatsamadder @jessicafellowes

Now is your chance to win an early copy of THE MITFORD SCANDAL by @jessicafellowes! Enter over at @goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/298598-the-mitford-scandal-a-mitford-murders-mystery

Take a sip from a cocktail of murder and mystery this #BookshopDay with @jessicafellowes' #MitfordScandal! Find out more: https://fal.cn/34kce @booksaremybag #BAMB

This is going to be good...!

Happy #BookshopDay everyone, and especially my brilliant local @wallingfordbook. "I spent all my money on wine, women and books, the rest I squandered." Who said that? @booksaremybag @littlebrownuk

Listen, rate, review! Thank you.

This just dropped! My interview with the dazzling
@VivGroskop
for her #HowToOwnTheRoom podcast, in which I talk about how to walk through the door of opportunity and my deafness. Please listen, rate and review! We'd love to know what you think.
https://howtoowntheroom.libsyn.com

So looking forward to this!

Autumn book events! Bring a pumpkin spice muffin and hear me natter! #TheMitfordScandal