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"It's like a visit to an English country estate: breezy, beautiful and charming." --New York Times Book Review
"All this would be satire if it weren't so much like a diary, and though those who know about such things generally don't tell, Fellowes, a more genial Evelyn Waugh, seems to hide a notebook in his dinner jacket." --People (4 stars)
"Fellowes has a high time skewering the foibles of the landed British gentry..." --Entertainment Weekly
"Julian Fellowes knows a thing or two about British society and those who dare to infiltrate it....delightful" --Vogue
"A guilty pleasure of a novel [that] seems authentic down to the wallpaper and the Wellingtons. Hilarious...sharp, entertaining, and unforgiving." --Anna Quindlen
"It's not only the rich who are different, it's the British upper classes too. This complicated truth, all the more palatable if delivered amusingly, has been successfully tackled by such insiders as P.G. Wodehouse, Evelyn Waugh and Nancy Mitford, and is now resurrected by Julian Fellowes." --The Miami Herald
I'm proud to say that I loved Julian Fellowes long before Downton Abbey. But you have to like books about rich people, the aristocracy and how they live and think and behave. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Alexa Porter
Imaginitive way of remembering the past,and insightful in regard to the English"Season"Published 1 month ago by Sue Fredersdorff
Julian Fellowes really knows of what he speaks. This book was terrific and if you like Downton Abbey, you'll find this very interesting. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Blakes
A very easy delightful read which of course kept me guessing to the end and wanting to know WHAT did happen in Estoril?Published 2 months ago by Sherry Calvert
A guilty pleasure by a chief writer of Downton Abbey.
BTW, I liked his fascination with royalty when I thought he was a commoner like me, but he's Baron Fellowes of West... Read more
Got me intrigued at the very beginning. The ending was better than one could imagine. Looking forward to book club's discussion.Published 5 months ago by Helen A. Erickson
I mostly liked this book, though there are some tedious parts. The overall premise is very interesting and I was drawn in, wanting to know what happens. Read morePublished 7 months ago by amtmcm