The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"Book - 2012
This work is a kitchen-maid's through-the-key hole memoir of life in the great houses of England. 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.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012
Edition: First U.S. edition
Branch Call Number: 921 Powel
Description: 212 pages ; 22 cm