The Resource Below stairs : the classic kitchen maid's memoir that inspired "Upstairs, downstairs" and "Downton Abbey", Margaret Powell

Below stairs : the classic kitchen maid's memoir that inspired "Upstairs, downstairs" and "Downton Abbey", Margaret Powell

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Below stairs : the classic kitchen maid's memoir that inspired "Upstairs, downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"
Title
Below stairs
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the classic kitchen maid's memoir that inspired "Upstairs, downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Powell
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Language
eng
Summary
This work is a kitchen-maid's through-the-key hole memoir of life in the great houses of England. At fifteen, she arrived at the servants' entrance to begin her life as a kitchen maid in 1920s England. The lowest of the low, her world was one of stoves to be blacked, vegetables to be scrubbed, mistresses to be appeased, and even bootlaces to be ironed. Work started at 5:30 am and went on until after dark. In this memoir, the author tells her tales of service with wit, warmth, and a sharp eye. From the gentleman with a penchant for stroking housemaids' curlers, to raucous tea dances with errand boys, to the heartbreaking story of Agnes the pregnant under-parlourmaid, fired for being seduced by her mistress's nephew, this book evokes the long vanished world of masters and servants portrayed in Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs. This is the remarkable true story of an indomitable woman, who, though her position was lowly, never stopped aiming high
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 641.5092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
TX649.P68
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Below stairs : the classic kitchen maid's memoir that inspired "Upstairs, downstairs" and "Downton Abbey", Margaret Powell
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Below stairs : the classic kitchen maid's memoir that inspired "Upstairs, downstairs" and "Downton Abbey", Margaret Powell
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Orignally published: London : Davies, 1968
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22 cm.
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Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
212 p.
Isbn
9781429952446
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2011038190
Other control number
40020436015
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(OCoLC)740627058

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