Author(s): Julian Fellowes
Damian Baxter is very, very rich - and he's dying. He lives alone in a big house in Surrey, looked after by a chauffeur, butler, cook and housemaid. He has but one concern: who should inherit his fortune...PAST IMPERFECT is the story of a quest. Damian Barker wishes to know if he has a living heir. By the time he married in his late thirties he was sterile (the result of adult mumps), but what about before that unfortunate illness? He was not a virgin. Had he sired a child? A letter from a girlfriend from these times suggests he did. But the letter is anonymous. Damian contacts someone he knew from their days at university. He gives him a list of girls he slept with and sets him a task: find his heir...
SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of SNOBS and creator and writer of the international phenomenon, DOWNTON ABBEY, returns with a thrilling new novel.
Julian Fellowes is a writer, actor, director, producer and TV presenter. He is the writer and creator of the multi-award winning DOWNTON ABBEY, a programme that continues to win awards and break records on both sides of the Atlantic. His first cinema screenplay, GOSFORD PARK, won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. He also wrote the screenplay for VANITY FAIR and THE YOUNG VICTORIA and co-wrote THE TOURIST. His debut as a director, SEPARATE LIES, was released to acclaim in 2006. Julian is married to Emma, and they have one son, Peregrine. He was made a life peer in 2011.