Past imperfect

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
St. Martin's Press,
Pub. Date:
From the creator of the Emmy Award-winning Downton Abbey... “Damian Baxter was a friend of mine at Cambridge. We met around the time when I was doing the Season at the end of the Sixties. I introduced him to some of the girls. They took him up, and we ran about together in London for a while….”

Nearly forty years later, the narrator hates Damian Baxter and would gladly forget their disastrous last encounter. But if it is pleasant to hear from an old friend, it is more interesting to hear from an old enemy, and so he accepts an invitation from the rich and dying Damian, who begs him to track down the past girlfriend whose anonymous letter claimed he had fathered a child during that ruinous debutante season.

The search takes the narrator back to the extraordinary world of swinging London, where aristocratic parents schemed to find suitable matches for their daughters while someone was putting hash in the brownies at a ball at Madame Tussaud’s. It was a time when everything seemed to be changing—and it was, but not always quite as expected.

More Details
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 894ed246-88ed-73e0-90e8-e6e59d6641f5
Grouping Title past imperfect
Grouping Author fellowes julian
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-06-22 04:52:44AM
Last Indexed 2019-06-24 04:52:18AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Fellowes, Julian.
author_display Fellowes, Julian
available_at_arlington Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Shirlington
collection_arlington Adult Fiction
detailed_location_arlington Aurora Hills Adult Fiction, Central Adult Fiction, Cherrydale Adult Fiction, Columbia Pike Adult Fiction, Shirlington Adult Fiction, Westover Adult Fiction
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id 894ed246-88ed-73e0-90e8-e6e59d6641f5
isbn 9780312570682
item_details ils:.b1311699x|.i14179040|Shirlington Adult Fiction|F FELLO|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Mar 05, 2018|saf||, ils:.b1311699x|.i14179052|Westover Adult Fiction|F FELLO|||1|false|false|||||Due Jul 2, 2019|May 23, 2019|waf||, ils:.b1311699x|.i14179064|Cherrydale Adult Fiction|F FELLO|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|May 22, 2019|haf||, ils:.b1311699x|.i14179076|Columbia Pike Adult Fiction|F FELLO|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jan 26, 2019|oaf||, ils:.b1311699x|.i14179088|Aurora Hills Adult Fiction|F FELLO|||1|false|false|||||Due Jul 12, 2019|Feb 14, 2019|aaf||, ils:.b1311699x|.i1417909x|Central Adult Fiction|F FELLO|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Apr 19, 2019|caf||
itype_arlington Hardback
last_indexed 2019-06-24T08:52:18.631Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington F FELLO
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Shirlington, Westover
primary_isbn 9780312570682
publishDate 2009
record_details ils:.b1311699x|Book|Books|First U.S. edition.|English|St. Martin's Press,|2009.|410 pages ; 24.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b1311699x .i14179052 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 9999
ils:.b1311699x .i1417909x On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b1311699x .i14179064 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b1311699x .i14179076 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b1311699x .i14179088 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 9999
ils:.b1311699x .i14179040 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
subject_facet London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction
title_display Past imperfect
title_full Past imperfect / Julian Fellowes
title_short Past imperfect