‘Downton Abbey’ creator Julian Fellowes to release serialised novel via app

‘Belgravia’ will be launched in April

Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes is preparing to release a new serialised novel, which will be made available via a special app.

The novel, entitled Belgravia, will be released a chapter at a time over the course of 11 weeks, reports the New York Times. As well as the book itself, purchasers of the app will also receive music, images and other extras to compliment the novel.

‘Belgravia’ is described on Fellowes’ website as “the story of a secret”. He continues: “Set in the 1840s when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled 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 now legendary ball, one family’s life will change forever.”

Fellowes has made his name writing period dramas, penning both Downton Abbey and Gosford Park.

Downton Abbey aired its final episode on Christmas Day after running for six successful series. P Diddy also recently admitted that the programme had brought him to tears, adding that he “wasn’t happy” that the show was ending.