From Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes comes BELGRAVIA, the captivating story of a secret that unravels behind the doors of Victorian London’s grandest postcode. Revealed in serialised instalments with twists and turns and cliff-hanger endings, episodes are delivered directly to your device each week. You can read each episode, or listen to the audio narrated by Juliet Stevenson, or switch between the two. Download now to read or listen to Episode 1 for free.
The BELGRAVIA app includes exclusive features: a family tree that grows as you progress through the story and a map of the streets of 1840s Belgravia where you can see inside the sumptuous homes of our characters. Meet the social-climbing Trenchards who’ve made their money in trade and the Brockenhursts, a family from the highest echelons of Britain’s aristocracy, and discover the ties which bind them.
In every episode the bonus features are signalled in subtle blue text – videos, photos, illustrations, music and historical insight into this great time of change. Sections of text can be highlighted and favourited to be shared with friends and family. Purchased episodes include both the chapter text and audio edition read by award-winning actor Juliet Stevenson.
The app includes the text and audio editions of Episode 1: Dancing Into Battle where, on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo, the Duchess of Richmond threw a magnificent ball in Brussels for the Duke of Wellington. Just after midnight, word came that Napoleon had unexpectedly crossed the border and Wellington and his troops were called immediately to prepare for war. Many of the officers died on the battlefield, still in the dress uniforms they had worn to the ball.
At the ball are James and Anne Trenchard and their beautiful daughter Sophia, who has caught the eye of Edmund Bellasis, the son and heir of the Brockenhurst dynasty. Something takes place that has a seismic effect on all their lives and twenty-five years later, when the two families are settled in the newly-developed Belgravia, the consequences of this terrible secret still resonate. Behind the doors of these magnificent new houses lies a web of gossip and intrigue.
Download Julian Fellowes’s BELGRAVIA and begin your adventure . . .
Resolves an issue requiring chapters being re-downloaded.
Improvements to Episodes screen labelling.
Improvements to audio player controls.
Minor bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Love the story and bonus features, but the app doesn't work right. When listening in the audible format, it takes you back to where you started when you have to pause it. And the there is no way to fast-forward it except in 15-second increments. That is way too slow when you have been listening for even a half-hour, and then have to fast-forward to where you left off. If you've been listening longer, it's even worse.
Great story, and the app is much better
This app changed for the better. It had a lot of problems when it first appeared but they seem to have fixed them all. Great story, solid app.
Love the story. It's amazing. But the app is awful. Every time I sign in to continue reading after this last update, my place is lost and randomly put in to the middle of the first episode. It's frustrating to scroll through and try to find my place every time I want to continue reading.
- The Digital Development Factory Pty Ltd
- 80.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © The Orion Publishing Group Ltd.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.