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Life below stairs: true lives of Edwardian servants

Life below stairs: true lives of Edwardian servants

Maloney, Alison, author

Upstairs: a picture of elegance and calm, adorned with social gatherings and extravagantly envisioned dinner parties. Downstairs: a hive of domestic activity, supported by a body of staff painstakingly devoted to ensuring the smooth running of the household... Brimming with family secrets, society scandal and elaborate fashion, the world of the aristocratic Edwardian household has captured the minds of millions of modern people. But what was it like for those who really kept such a household running? From pay and regulations, to perks and entertainment - and even romance - the minutiae of servants' lives provide a fascinating glimpse into their below-stairs world

Paperback, Book. English. Large type books.
Large print edition.
Published Leicester: Thorpe, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Alison Maloney
ISBN: 144482399X, 9781444823998
Intended audience: Adult.
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: Michael O'Mara, 2011.
Physical Description: 200 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series: Ulverscroft
Subject: Household employees Great Britain Social conditions 20th century.

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Upstairs: a picture of elegance and calm, adorned with social gatherings and extravagantly envisioned dinner parties. Downstairs: a hive of domestic activity, supported by a body of staff painstakingly devoted to ensuring the smooth running of the household... Brimming with family secrets, society scandal and elaborate fashion, the world of the aristocratic Edwardian household has captured the minds of millions of modern people. But what was it like for those who really kept such a household running? From pay and regulations, to perks and entertainment - and even romance - the minutiae of servants' lives provide a fascinating glimpse into their below-stairs world.