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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"
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Below stairs
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the classic kitchen maid's memoir that inspired "Upstairs, downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"
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Margaret Powell
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eng
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"A kitchen-maid's through-the-key hole memoir of life in the great houses of England--now a bestseller in the UK. 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 5:30am and went on until after dark. In this captivating memoir, Margaret 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, Below Stairs brilliantly evokes the longvanished world of masters and servants portrayed in Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs. Rocketing back on to the UK bestseller lists almost fifty years after its initial publication, this is the remarkable true story of an indomitable woman, who, though her position was lowly, never stopped aiming high"--
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Below stairs
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Chronicles the experiences of a 1920s maid working in the great houses of England, detailing the disparate lives of the upper class and their servants, the class struggles inherent in the relationship, and daily life as a servant
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autobiography
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  • 641.5092
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no index present
LC call number
TX649.P68
LC item number
A3 2012
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non fiction
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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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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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9781250005441
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2011038190

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