You can have a broken heart, a heart of gold, a heart of stone, a beating heart, a bleeding heart, a heart of steel, the heart of a lion or a wild heart, but at the end of the day, after the fight, after the pain, our hearts still beat at the same rate.
Miss Sybil Moira Branson, daughter of Irish journalist Tom Branson and the late Lady Sybil Branson (née Crawley), has published her first novel at the tender age of 18. The Fate of Gold explores the adventures of an aristocratic young woman who goes against the wishes of her family to explore the goldfields of Australia in the early 19th Century. The novel has so far received positive reviews from literary critics as a ‘heartfelt’ and ‘refreshingly exciting’ piece that examines the harsh reality of the British class system and the challenges of womanhood.
Miss Branson currently resides in London, working as an intern for the magazines, Tatler and Sketch (the latter owned by her aunt, Lady Edith Pelham (née Crawley), Marchioness of Hexham). Miss Branson’s mother stunned the British aristocracy shortly after the Great War when she married the family’s chauffeur, Mr. Branson. Sadly, she passed away after complications during the birth of Miss Branson in 1920. Thereafter, Miss Branson was brought up with her mother’s family in Yorkshire at the family estate, Downton Abbey whilst regularly travelling to Ireland to visit her father’s relatives after spending a short time in Boston, Massachusetts.
For the time being, Miss Branson intends to remain in London to begin her career in journalism whilst working on her second novel, which she promises will more thrilling than her first.
Do you remember when we were waiting for an episode to start? And the panic when the internet connection was bad? Do you remember the live chat as soon as possible? Do you remember the Tesco and Amazon advertising at every commercial break? All the laughs, the tears, shouting, and shock that every scene brought us? Do you rememeber when Lady Violet was our spirit animal? Or when Matthew finally proposed to Mary? And the heart eyes every time Sybil and Tom where together? Do you remember? And impossible to forget every time Carson and Mrs Hughes exchanged a look and then finally kiss and get married. 6 years we waited for them! Anna and Bates happy? Thomas that has found a happy place with light heart and is loved by the tiny ones? Do you remember Mrs Patmore being a mum to Daisy? Or the love and kindness of Mr Molesley and Baxter? Our upstairs parents Cora and Robert in bad and good times? Do you remember all the difficulty of Lady Edith and her happy ending? And Doctor Clarkson and the dear Isobel? And the others like Lady Rosamund, Miss O’Brien, Alfred, Ivy, Andy, Jimmy, Mrs Levinson, the jolly Lady Rose with Atticus…Do you remember our family? Because they were, are and always will be our family too.
Do you remember all of this? Because I miss them so much..I miss this so much.