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Life below stairs : true lives of Edwardian servants

Author: Alison Maloney
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Television shows such as Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs have captivated millions with the inside story of aristocratic Edwardian households. But what was life really like for the people who kept such a household running? Maloney takes readers behind the scenes to describe servants' daily life in this now vanished world.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Maloney
ISBN: 9781250017659 1250017653 9781250023124 1250023122
OCLC Number: 1005082605
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Social background --
Household structure --
Pay and conditions --
A day in the life of a country house --
Toil and technique --
Special occasions --
Code of conduct --
Hiring and firing --
The high life.
Responsibility: Alison Maloney.

Abstract:

Television shows such as Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs have captivated millions with the inside story of aristocratic Edwardian households. But what was life really like for the people who kept such a household running? Maloney takes readers behind the scenes to describe servants' daily life in this now vanished world.

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