JESSICA FELLOWES is a public speaker, novelist, and journalist. She is the author of The Mitford Murders novels as well as the official Downton Abbey TV series companion books, which have been a New York Times bestseller. She has written for the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, The Sunday Times, and The Lady, as well as being a former deputy director of Country Life and a columnist for the Mail on Sunday. Jessica has spoken at events in the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as appearing on radio and television. Her family and she live in Oxfordshire.