Julian Fellowes is that grand writer and creator of the PBS series “Downton Abbey”. The writer who fascinated legions of fans and creatively brought to life an aristocratic English family and way of life. Audiences are enraptured by the intrigue, drama and dilemmas of the Crawley family as they navigate their way around a changing society and find their family at a crossroads in a changing world.
The stories of Mr. Fellowes center around the Edwardian era that started the loosening of the Victorian era while still keeping the traditions of society alive: Society balls, well arranged marriages, dressing for meals, and that oh so English custom, tea. Hearts are mended, ties are tightened, and spirits are raised in the moments of tea.
November’s Vanity Fair magazine captures the Edwardian era through the eyes of Julian Fellowes in his short, but insightful essay on the 1910s.