The Wit and Wisdom of Downton Abbey — By Jessica Fellowes (Available in Hardcover and EPUB Ebook Versions)

"Come war and peace Downton still stands and the Crawleys are still in it."

"What's a weekend?" - Lady Violet

"First electricity, now telephones. Sometimes I feel as if I were living in an H.G. Wells novel." - Lady Violet

 "Daisy, what’s happened to you? I said you could go for a drink of water, not a trip up the Nile." - Mrs. Patmore

"Sympathy butters no parsnips." - Mrs. Patmore

Downton Abbey is loved the world over for its fabulous costumes, beautiful scenery, wonderful characters and intricate plot lines, but what keeps millions of us coming back time after time is the absolutely brilliant quality of the writing. 

Since day one, with each stroke of his pen Julian Fellowes has gifted us, as the British tend to do, with a cuttingly dry quip from the Dowager Countess, a perfectly timed word of wisdom from Mrs Patmore or a touchingly nostalgic pronouncement from Carson. 

In The Wit and Wisdom of Downton Abbey, author Jessica Fellowes has gathered together her favorite quotes from the complete Downton Abbey to take each of us back to the most memorable moments from the show and ensure we are armed with the very best retorts should we ever need to chastise an impertinent lady's maid.

Separated into the categories of life, love, work and play, The Wit and Wisdom of Downton Abbey includes 75 color illustrations mixed throughout the best of the best from the mind palace of Julian Fellowes. The Wit and Wisdom of Downton Abbey will be a fun reminder of both the wit and the wisdom of Downton for that very discerning Downton Abbey fan in your life as they prepare themselves for the final season.


  • Condition: New
  • Edition: Hardback - Published October 13, 2015
  • Publisher: St. Martins Griffin/St. Martins Press
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250093608
  • ISBN-10: 1250093600
  • Pages: 127
  • Product Dimensions: 4.91 x 0.6 x 7.5 inches
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  • Jessica Fellowes is the New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey, The Chronicles of Downton Abbey and The World of Downton Abbey. She is an author, journalist, and public speaker and the former Deputy Editor of Country Life, and the niece of Downton Abbey creator/writer, Julian Fellowes. She has written seven books as well as touring with her lectures on Downton Abbey from Cheltenham to California. She lives in Oxfordshire and London with her family.

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