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

My Life in Books for @telegraphstella Do you agree? The authors are Maugham, Waugh, Hodgson Burnett, Foreman, Ishiguro and Evaristo.

'The Mitford Trial' is published in the US on Tuesday - I'm excited for it to land. Featuring Diana and Unity, with Louisa Cannon, on a cruise ship with a murder....Could be the escapism you need right now?

Su @Robinson_Rep #BenedettaCraveri recensisce l'ultimo volume della saga delle #sorelleMitford di @jessicafellowes, #ilprocessoMitford

Ultimate time waster but such a gorgeous website, looking out of different windows all around the world...

"That’s the thing about a #disability diagnosis: it makes people think about what you can’t do, not what you can. Society disables as much as, if not more than, the physical impediment itself." - @jessicafellowes

This thriller Thursday we’re featuring @LadyHawkins' modern twist on Jane Eyre with Southern charm, the next mystery in @slipperywhisper's heart-pounding Ellery Hathaway series, and a historical mystery inspired by a real-life murder from @jessicafellowes👉

Astonished and thrilled to be included in this line up alongside some of my crime writing heroes.

If you have a hearing loss or know someone who does, you might like to read this article I wrote about my own deafness/superpower:

#marziafontana recensisce su @La_Lettura l'ultimo capitolo della saga de #lesorelleMitford di @jessicafellowes, #ilprocessomitford

🕵‍♀#lessoeursmitford enquêtent
Mêlant fiction et faits réels, @jessicafellowes nous emmène dans l'Europe de l'entre-deux-guerres avec une série mêlant mystère, glamour et la vie extraordinaire des sœurs Mitford.

We've a festive treat for you! For a limited time The Mitford Scandal by @jessicafellowes is just 99p in ebook! Maid Louisa Cannon accompanies Diana Mitford in turbulent late 1920s Europe, where everything is on the line . . . even your life:

We've another festive treat for you! For a limited time you can download The Mitford Scandal by @jessicafellowes for just 99p in ebook! Join the Mitford sisters at a time of scandalous affairs, political upheaval and murder...

Download your copy now:

In case anyone has missed this: Schitt's Creek AND Mariah. Christmas really has come early.

Here's an early present!

People are loving the Just My Luck face mask so thought I’d run a competition for people to win one of their own! Post a pic of your copy of Just My Luck (any format), tag me and I’ll pop your name into a hat. I’ll draw a winner on Friday 18th. Please RT @HQstories

Tis the season for I'd like to tempt you to a copy of 'The Mitford Trial' with this free extract @TheCrimeVault

Out today in Italy! #TheMitfordTrial #iDelittiMitford

Me on about three WiPs right now .

For my readers in America, there's a great Kindle deal on this month...!

On BBC iPlayer – or BBC AyePlayer, if you will – now!