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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"
Title
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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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Biography type
autobiography
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1907-1984
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Powell, Margaret
Dewey number
  • 641.5092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Powell, Margaret
  • Cooks
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
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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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Publication
Note
Orignally published: London : Davies, 1968
Control code
ocn740627058
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
212 p.
Isbn
9781250005441
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011038190
System control number
(OCoLC)740627058
Label
Below stairs : the classic kitchen maid's memoir that inspired "Upstairs, downstairs" and "Downton Abbey", Margaret Powell
Publication
Note
Orignally published: London : Davies, 1968
Control code
ocn740627058
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
212 p.
Isbn
9781250005441
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011038190
System control number
(OCoLC)740627058

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