Jessica Fellowes

Jessica Fellowes


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 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 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

Now it's the turn of @jessicafellowes, author of the bestselling crime series The Mitford Murders, to take the #HotSeat and answer those burning questions! 🔥 Head over to our Facebook page to watch: 🕵️‍♂️

Some fascinating content from our friends at the Society of Women Writers and Journalists! Happening a week today, @SWWJ interview @jessicafellowes for their online series.

Did you know that when Ella Fitzgerald couldn’t get booked by clubs and TV because she was black, Marilyn Monroe offered to come to a nightclub every night and sit in the front row if they let Ella sing? That’s how you use your privilege for good.

Here's yet another 4 star review - this time from @denofgeek 's @simonbrew 's @filmstoriespod.

Hey @KermodeMovie & @JackHoward, could you please review this cool British indie crime thriller? #crimethriller #OutNow #indiefilm #Blackpool

My mates made this - it's dead funny, with scary bits. Good lockdown diversion! Amazon or iTunes. x

we ain’t buying shit!!! and we ain’t selling shit neither!! gang gang! #BLACKOUTTUESDAY AF!!! @FentyOfficial @fentybeauty @SavageXFenty 💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿

My statement on the death of George Floyd:

Free audiobook extract alert! 🎧 Listen to a clip from The Mitford Scandal, the third in @jessicafellowes thrilling Mitford Murders series on the link below 👇 It follows the Mitford sisters at a time of scandalous affairs, political upheaval and murder:

The #FridayRead this week is @jessicafellowes' fabulous The Mitford Scandal! #FridayReads

A happy giveaway winner!

Our book of the week this week is The Mitford Scandal by @jessicafellowes!
The third in her bestselling The Mitford Murders series, it's the perfect cocktail of glitz, glamour, murder and mystery...
Order your copy now:

This absolute beauty is out today in paperback. Happy publication day @jessicafellowes - readers, head to @Waterstones, indies, @Tesco and Amazon for this ever-so-glam crime novel.

Happy paperback publication day to me! I’ve got TEN copies to give away to UK readers, head over to my instagram account: author_jessicafellowes

You can read the book or use it as an eye-catching face mask...

Happy Paperback Publication Day to me!!

🚨 Calling all Agatha Raisin fans! 🚨 Season 3 of the laugh-out-loud TV series starring Ashley Jensen, based on the bestselling novels by M. C. Beaton, is coming this June! 📺 Watch the trailer for the new series here:

Look what arrived today! 👀 Out next week, The Mitford Scandal by @jessicafellowes sees maid Louisa Cannon accompany Diana Mitford in turbulent late 1920s Europe, where everything is on the line... even your life.
Pre-order yours from @Waterstones now:

Looking for your next read? The second in The Mitford Murders series by @jessicafellowes, The Mitford Affair, is now 99p in ebook for a limited time. It's the perfect cocktail of 1920s glamour, murder and mystery...
Download your copy now:

As the glamour of the Bright Young Things crashes into the world of the Mitford sisters, their maid Louisa Cannon finds herself at the scene of a gripping murder mystery... The Mitford Affair by @jessicafellowes is now 99p in ebook for a limited time:

I recorded a five minute podcast about me and my deafness, ‘Listening Harder’, for (a business co-founded with my husband). Would love to know what you think...

I'm hearing some publications still won't review books coming out in ebook first - if there was ever a moment to move with the times, this is it.