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Julian Fellowes's Belgravia
Julian Fellowes's Belgravia | Julian Fellowes
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Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. Set in the 1840s when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is people by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's new legendary ball, one family's life will change forever.
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Dragon
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#7days7covers #covercrush -day 6 post a favourite cover each day for 7 days and tag someone new each time. Are you interested in playing @PickwickPlockPlock ?

(Going to the Downton Abbey movie this afternoon! 🏰 🎥 )

Centique Wow that looks beautiful! Enjoy the movie 😍 2mo
Dragon Thanks @Centique at the theatre waiting for it to start 👑 2mo
Aims42 I loved this book!! Can‘t wait to see the movie, I‘ve heard great things!! 2mo
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Dragon Thanks @Aims42 just saw the Downton Abbey movie and thoroughly enjoyed it 👑 2mo
Aims42 @Dragon yay!!! 🥳 2mo
Dragon Thanks @Aims42 😀🐉 2mo
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Ericalambbrown
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Pickpick

I stumbled upon this audiobook when looking for something available to check out. Since I typically like the work of Julian Fellowes, I gave it a go. It was an exceptionally entertaining romp. Juliet Stevenson is an extraordinarily talented voice actor and makes this story sparkle. (Her interpretation of Middlemarch is also fantastic!)

If you tend to like Austen/Forster/Eliot/Gaskell sort of stories, maybe check this one out.

Birdsong28 They are adapting this for television. 📚📖 4mo
Ericalambbrown @Birdsong28 I just saw that! And it‘s funny they have cast Harriet Walter as the Countess of Brockenhurst because she is who I saw in my mind‘s eye as I was listening to it. 4mo
TheEllieMo I swear I could listen to Juliet Stevenson read a telephone directory! 4mo
Ericalambbrown @TheEllieMo Same! I have chosen to listen to books that I intended to read solely because she was the narrator. 4mo
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Birdsong28
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Let's hope it's better than the book as the book was a bit hard to follow and not much happened.

Literary_Siren I‘m looking forward to this! 8mo
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ralexist
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I picked this up because of the author. I've known of Julian Fellowes since his time acting on Monarch of the Glen, a Scottish series that's a favorite of mine. He's also the man behind Gosford Park and Downton Abbey. So when I heard that Belgravia will be made into a series it made sense to read the book first. Set during the Napoleonic wars, this is a "novel of manners" where love, family honor, and inheritance are questioned and clarified.

Wife A series! 😮 I listened to the audiobook when it was first released. Excited! 😬 9mo
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behudd
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Mehso-so

Fellowes definitely knows how to write an upstairs/downstairs soap opera. Though I think his screen writing skills are higher than his novel writing ones. Good book, but not great. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Elsuttie
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Panpan

I found it hard to get into and a slow read. The story jumped around too much with too many characters involved.

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Dragon
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Anyone else missing Downton Abbey? I‘m spending the evening in Victorian England. Chicken noodle soup, half price Frappuccino and a good book - 😀🐉

CouronneDhiver Yes! I‘ve re-watched the show a few times already - so good! This book is on my TBR. 👍🏽 13mo
Dragon Thanks @CouronneDhiver this novel takes place a bit earlier than Downton but I‘m still loving it 💜. I especially miss the Christmas specials. 13mo
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DivineDiana Yes, I miss it! Looking forward to the movie! 13mo
inthegreensandblues Yes! ❤️ I liked this book too. 13mo
Dragon Thanks @rather_be_reading I do love this version of chicken noodle soup 🍜 13mo
Dragon Thanks @DivineDiana so happy to hear there‘s a movie in the works 👍😀🐉 13mo
Dragon Thanks @inthegreensandblues I‘m just over halfway through and I‘m so happy with it , Belgravia was a great booksale find. 😀🐉 🏰 13mo
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Aims42
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Such a great read!! Definitely recommend to anyone who loves ‘Downton Abbey‘ 👸🏼🤴🏻👑

eclecticreading Good to hear! I have it waiting on my eReader 🤓 14mo
Aims42 @eclecticreading I really enjoyed it, but the last 20 pages will have you on the edge of your seat 😱 14mo
Crazeedi Ooooh I loved this book! 13mo
Aims42 @Crazeedi I did too!! 💗💗💗 13mo
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Aims42
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Hubs watches football uninterrupted, I read my book uninterrupted, Sunday‘s are THE BEST!!

Reviewsbylola That looks like the perfect Sunday set up! 14mo
Zelma So envious you have the Bears game! I am stuck with Dallas. 😤 14mo
BethM @Zelma when I left the house the Bears were getting spanked so you're not missing much. But my Pack lost as well :/ 14mo
Zelma @BethM I had the NFL Sunday Ticket for a few years so I could get Bears games. However they‘ve been so bad lately that I canceled it. It was just too painful to watch. 14mo
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Aims42
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Starting my next read on this lovely fall feeling evening 🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂 From the author of ‘Downtown Abbey‘? Insta-buy!!

Reviewsbylola I rarely see this one around but I‘ve had it on my TBR for awhile! 14mo
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inthegreensandblues
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1. The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert.
2. Belgravia because it's Julian Fellowes, so I already know it will work! He has actually said he wants to make it into a 4 part series, but nothing confirmed yet. 🤞
3. Nicole
4. I wish that I could sing beautifully!

#sundaysurvey
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alisonrose Thanks for playing! 1y
Trashcanman 👁️👁️ 1y
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Linsy
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Anthony Trollope meets Downton Abbey!

I was totally sucked in to this world of petticoats and secrets. Unlike Downton, I didn‘t have to stop at just one episode at a time. I binged this hard core! Fellowes may not have the humor of Trollope, but no one can weave together upstairs vs. downstairs and old money vs. new money like he can. Excellent!

#bookreview #historicalfiction

ju.ca.no Lovely mug:) 1y
Dragon Sounds good! 1y
Linsy @ju.ca.no It was a gift from my mom. I‘m obsessed with Pioneer Woman! 1y
rather_be_reading gorgeous! 😍😍 1y
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Redy2trvl
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4🌟 This book is the Victorian equivalent of the tv show Dynasty. Juicy and scandalous. While it does lack the depth and emotion of Downton, it is a fun read for DA fans. Thank you @Vbrrgirl for the loan!

Reviewsbylola Ooooh love that description! 2y
AmyG This sounds good! 2y
Redy2trvl @Reviewsbylola @AmyG I should have mentioned the story is predictable, but so much fun! 2y
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Redy2trvl
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It‘s a rainy, lazy Sunday, so if you need me, I will be in Belgravia. #imissdownton

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Redy2trvl
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Starting Belgravia tonight with a side of 🥃. Thanks @Vbrrgirl for the loan!

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled This is SUCH a fun read. I enjoyed it 👍 2y
Buddys_Momma That drink looks fabulous 👍🏽🥃 2y
Vbrrgirl Can‘t wait to hear what you think! 2y
Redy2trvl @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled & @Vbrrgirl I‘m already sucked in!! @Buddys_Momma nothing like a good bourbon to help you relax. 2y
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Mowen036
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When your husband tells you if you hurry home, we can go to Barnes and noble for a date! #booksareourlovelanguage

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Mowen036
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Book club book for April! So stinking excited to read this one! #bookclub #covertocover

Linsy Pretty! 1y
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theresemaxwell
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As a huge Downtown Abbey fan I could not wait to get my hands on Julian Fellowes latest book Belgravia and it is brilliant set in the 1800s it is full of rich and captivating characters I cannot put it down as I turn each each page I become more entrapped in their world. If you loved Downtown Abbey this is a must read.

Linsy Love this cover! 1y
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Librarybelle
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Despite knowing I have two book discussions this week, it didn‘t really sink in until just a few moments ago that I should probably start reading the books for said book discussions.

Up first - this gem for my historical fiction discussion. And, showing off my lovely bookmark from @BarbaraTheBibliophage !

Rachel.Rencher I got my bookmark from @BarbaraTheBibliophage a couple days ago, and then packed it before I remembered to take a picture of it. 😂 That was so nice of her to send those out! 2y
Librarybelle @Rachel.Rencher Yes it was! I‘m afraid I had mine for at least a week before I found the right moment to take a picture of it. 😶 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m glad you got the bookmark, @Librarybelle ! It didn‘t have far to go. 💕 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Rachel.Rencher I‘m glad you received it. It sounds like packing was first priority, which makes total sense! 2y
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MallenNC
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There's a lot of #blue on my TBR shelf right now! #readingresolutions @Jess7

SilversReviews Nice “blue” stack. I used DANGEROUS CROSSING too. LOVED that book...great story. 2y
MallenNC @SilversReviews I hope to read it soon! The description sounds good to me. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The Nightingale ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Vbrrgirl
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And my commute has been classed up a bit from the Jackie Collins read along to a story that I‘m so excited to hear. Loved Downton - hoping to fill that void!

Redy2trvl I‘ve been thinking about this one. Keep me posted! 2y
Vbrrgirl @Redy2trvl want the book? In a bag to go out. 2y
Redy2trvl Yes, please!!!! I‘m headed to Atlanta tomorrow for the weekend. When I get back let‘s get together and swap bags. Thank you!! 2y
Vbrrgirl @Redy2trvl You got it! 2y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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If you loved Downton or Gosford Park, you‘ll like this too. Perfect historical soap opera. The audiobook is very well done, and I looked forward to getting in the car to turn on Overdrive and listen. Very enjoyable!

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Martta
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I loved this! ❤ It had a lot of surprising twists and all the characters were interesting and well written. The plot was good and Fellowes's style of writing makes the reader want to read this in one sitting. If you need something light and fun this will be it!

Simona I‘m a glad seeing your positive review, because I ordered it few days ago despite of bad reviews ... 2y
Martta @Simona I can see why people would give it bad reviews. It's not a serious book and it doesn't go into details about people's lifes during that time period as other historical books usually go. It's just easy and fun. I think people who are looking for heavy historical fiction might be disappointed with this but it really worked for me. 2y
Simona Sounds perfect for dark winter days 👍 2y
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Martta @Simona Maybe it is to do with the darkness. When the polar night is upon us the lighter and easier books start to feel specially tempting. I know atleast I loose my interest in horror books exactly in this time of year when you hardly see the sun. 😁 2y
Simona The last three months was quite hard for me and I‘m exhausted, and on top of that we have short gloomy days - I‘m definitely ready for some lighter stories 😌 2y
Martta @Simona I hope you enjoy it! 😊 2y
Simona Thank you 😘 2y
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Martta
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Decided to go with this one next! 😊

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Lidija
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ThatBookishGal
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Some background noise as I read on this lovely fall day!

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Birdsong28
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Good. The only issue I had was with that sometimes the characters were moving from scene to scene with no explanation of how they got there and that the characters were so many I got confused who was who. Story was good when I eventually got into it. 📚📖

#WeidenfeldandNicolson

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Have been looking forward to this one. Thanks for the heads up on the numerous characters. 2y
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Birdsong28
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'I wasn't there'

😂😂😂😂😂 Its part of a conversation in the book, but this works for me as I try as best I can to blend in and get on with my life in the most peaceful way, so you can't blame me if I wasn't there 😂😂😂 📖📚

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bbackes
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Challenge | Day 18

This photo could be in the challenge of the third day #azurecolouredbooks, but let's use it for #bookishwave.

#booksacrossoceans by @pri_bibliophile and @mellisarock

Linsy So pretty! 💙 1y
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A_Biblioteca_da_Joao
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Uma fantástica viagem no tempo, até ao século XIX, pela mão de um autor rico em detalhes e personagens.

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I-read-and-eat
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A few chapters into this book by Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes and it's an enjoyable read. It is very much like DA and thus far the plot has been quite predictable. Not the most captivating and imaginative read but it gives me just enough to keep going.

#inthemoodformacarons

rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 2y
Cinfhen Pretty photo 💚 2y
Linsy Love this photo!!! 1y
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I-read-and-eat
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Came home after a very lovely trip to the sea. The weather was great, the food delicious and the sea and city were beautiful. And offcourse there was an amazing bookshop! I could not resist buying a book, eventhough my birthday is around the corner, and I should really wait. But one more book can't hurt, right???

Kalalalatja One little book never hurt anybody 😄 2y
PoppyDrown Book never be enough 😅 2y
Reviewsbylola One book really doesn't count. You're safe. 2y
Dragon Such a lovely cover, you had to buy it 👍😀 2y
I-read-and-eat @Kalalalatja @PoppyDrown @Dragon @Reviewsbylola Thanks guys, you always make my book purchases feel justified 😉💕 2y
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Literary_Siren
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Took me awhile to finish this. Not because it was bad or boring but because, once again, life has got in the way of my reading. 😒 Anyway, I enjoyed this book. As a Downton Abbey fan (just rewatched all 6 seasons for the umpteenth time), I was very excited for this book. It flows well and and everything worked out well for just about everyone. (No cliffhangers here) I'm looking forward to reading Snobs and Past Imperfect, both on my TBR list. 4⭐️

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Mariana1
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Starting this one 😍

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Mariana1
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Just arrived the new readings for this month. i'm so happy about this purchase 😊it's been awhile wanted to read this books !!!

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Margriet
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Already 6 hours in, but it is a bit slow. Plus, the characters are all so greedy and unhappy.. I will finish listening to the book, but I'm glad I borrowed it from the library and did not buy it.

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Woolfwomyn
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I wavered between pick and so-so...you get what it says on the tin. If you miss "Downton Abbey," this is a good taste. That said, I miss Maggie Smith's lines! The older lady of good breeding in this novel isn't quite as clever!

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Woolfwomyn
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I am finding this very slow going, and I've read a lot of (real) Victorian novels! I'll bet Fellows likes Henry James...if he can get over the fact that James is an American. 😀

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LDavisMunro
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Just had a lovely book club meeting at Toronto's Famous Last Words bar. They made us a lovely gin and lavender cocktail inspired by the book!

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Dragon
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Thanks to Litsy my virtual library is expanding at a truly impressive rate. Before Litsy I had read one or two ebooks now I've lost count 👍How many is too many? Is ebook hoarding a thing? 😂

TrishB It definitely is! I forget how many are even in my kindle.... 3y
Dragon Thanks @TrishB I'm glad it's not just me 😀 3y
Centique Yup I'm an ebook hoarder too 😳😋 3y
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Jas16 I'm one too (edited) 3y
Dragon Yay thanks @Centique @Jas16 it's good to be part of a group of ebook hoarders 😀📚🐉 3y
Soubhiville I don't think it's hoarding if it's not physical stacks, so buy away! All the ebooks! 3y
Dragon Yes @Soubhiville all the ebooks! Happy dance 💃 3y
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Librarianaut
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Snagged this eBook from Amazon today as it's on sale! Woot! That TBR just keeps getting bigger :)

Dragon I've been wanting this one 😀so picked up the iBook! Thanks 😀 3y
Librarianaut You are very welcome, @Dragon !! 3y
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ElizabethAndino
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Panpan

It breaks my heart to pan this book. It was mind numbingly slow and frustratingly repetitive. I listened to the audio and fell asleep for the ending. I'm not even interested in going back to listen to it!

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ElizabethAndino
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I'm more than halfway through and it's reaaalllllyyy slow, but I'm going to stick with it and hope for a big pay off at the end!

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EmiMilly
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"James nodded. 'I suppose the new houses are more suited to entertaining.' 'So that's how you've made your fortune? Out of people's desire to show off?' Grace knew that Stephen was simply angry that this odd little man should have so much more money than they did, but he would never be honest enough as to say it, even to himself." (Page 106) #julianfellowes #belgravia

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jdtchicago
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She was at that period of her life that almost everyone must pass through, when childhood is done with and a faux maturity, untrammeled by experience, gives one a sense that anything is possible until the arrival of real adulthood proves conclusively that it is not.

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HardcoverHearts
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Oh, this is just wonderful for anyone who misses Downton Abbey. I'm enjoying it tremendously! The narrator is fantastic and the story is as good as you would expect from the creator of DA.