An invitation to afternoon tea results in some startling revelations.
Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is a story in 11 episodes published week by week in the tradition of Charles Dickens.
Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. The story behind the secret will be revealed in weekly bite-sized installments complete with twists and turns and cliff-hanger endings.
Set in the 1840s when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's now legendary ball, one family's life will change forever...
Sad but this great writer really flopped with this one. What made Downton Abbey great wasn't that it was about rich nobility. The characters were unique and three dimensional. Not so these two dimensional types. The level of melodrama was pretty cheap. Honestly I couldn't stick with it.
Interesting beginning to a story but $1.99 per chapter is far too much. I would be interested if it were to be published as a whole book at a reasonable price. I read the free beginning and bought the second installment but it was somewhat shorter than the first one and not worth the cost.
I found the story very well written and interesting. However, I do not like the episodic method in which it was delivered. This is too expensive for a kindle book.
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