The author explores the impact of jazz on post-war Britain (page 68). As Julian Fellowes’ niece, she was perfectly placed to write the official companions to
Downton Abbey. Her debut novel The Mitford Murders, set in the home of the aristocratic sisters, was published in September.
Your first memory of snow ‘Building a snowman in the park. My father is an artist and so the efforts were pretty good.’
A Christmas tradition ‘We lay our presents on different chairs and sofas before leaving the room and returning again singing “Good King Wenceslas.”’
Your favourite book to curl up with ‘Nancy Mitford’s
Love in a Cold Climate of course.’