Tuesday June 21, 2016

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes releases new novel as an app

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has released his latest historical novel, Belgravia, before its hardcover release — as an app.

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has released his latest historical novel, Belgravia, before its hardcover release — as an app. (Julian Fellowes's Belgravia/YouTube)

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It's a marriage for the modern age. The Victorian novel and app technology have come together in a union blessed by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes

The U.K. actor, novelist, film director and screenwriter joins Shad to discuss his new serialized novel and app Belgravia, and the interactive potential of joining a traditional format with cutting-edge technology. 

"It's all terribly exciting, really," says Fellowes, who admits he's not tech-savvy but eager to explore new storytelling tools. 

The book version of Belgravia is out on July 5, but all ten chapters are already available online