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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Fans of the hit British television series Downton Abbey got a treat Tuesday night.

The author of the official books based on the show spoke in Youngstown.

Jessica Fellowes addressed an appreciative crowd at Stambaugh Auditorium.

She is the niece of the shows creator Julian Fellowes.

"What we really wanted to do with the show, with the book, is to enhance the viewer's experience with the show. So as you're watching it, you understand a little better, something about those characters, how they came to be, what their lives would have been like if they lived then", said Fellowes.

Downton Abbey chronicles the life of an aristocratic British family coping with a changing society during the first part of the twentieth century.

The series has been shown on PBS in the United States.

The event was organized by the Youngstown and Mahoning County Public Library

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