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The lady's maid : my life in service

Author: Rosina Harrison
Publisher: [London] : Ebury Prress, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1929, Yorkshire lass Rosina Harrison became personal maid to Lady Astor: the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat and wife of one of England's wealthiest lords. Lady Astor was brilliant yet tempestuous, but outspoken Rose gave as good as she got. For 35 years, the battle of wills and wits raged between the two women, until an unlikely friendship began to emerge. "The Lady's Maid" is a captivating  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor Astor, Viscountess; Rosina Harrison; Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor Astor, Viscountess; Rosina Harrison
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosina Harrison
ISBN: 9780091943516 0091943515
OCLC Number: 711053573
Notes: Originally published: London : Cassell, 1975.
Description: xii, 355 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Childhood --
I go into service --
Meeting the Astors --
My lady and my duties --
Coming to terms with my job --
Entertaining in the grand manner --
The Astor family --
A family in wartime --
Achieving my ambition --
Religion and politics --
Last years.
Responsibility: Rosina Harrison.

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'I was able to get on well with everyone below stairs and above, or so I thought until I began working for Lady Astor...' In 1929, Yorkshire lass Rosina Harrison became personal maid to Lady Astor:  Read more...

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"No fictional series would have dared present a story half so full of strife - and hate as well as love - as that of Rose and her mistress ... The book is full of wry humour as well as splendid Read more...

 
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