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5 edition of Life Below Stairs found in the catalog.

Life Below Stairs

by Pamela Horn

  • 219 Want to read
  • 23 Currently reading

Published by Sutton Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social History,
  • 20th century,
  • History,
  • Sociology,
  • History: World,
  • England,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9424340M
    ISBN 100750923172
    ISBN 109780750923170

    Alison Maloney's "Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants" will be discussed at the Thursday, Aug. 14 meeting of Plumb Library's nonfiction book club. The club meets at p.m. Maloney takes readers behind the scenes of an aristocratic Edwardian household to reveal what went on "downstairs." Read more about the selection here.   Life Below Stairs, now re-released in paperback, is an excellent book detailing the life servants in Edwardian England. Through popular television and fiction books, we have been made aware of the privilege life led by the upper classes.

    Buy Life below stairs: domestic servants in England from Victorian times by Frank Edward Huggett online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - Price Range: $ - $ Get this from a library! Life below stairs. [Sîan Evans] -- From the cook, butler, and housekeeper to the footman, lady's maid and nanny, this is a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of some of Britain's grandest houses. An entertaining social history.

      Buy Life Below Stairs: in the Victorian and Edwardian Country House (National Trust History & Heritage) by Evans, Sian (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(44). Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants. by Alison Maloney. Published: Hardcover: pages. 0 members reading this now 1 club reading this now 1 member has read this book. UPSTAIRS, an Edwardian home would have been a picture of elegance and calm, adorned with social gatherings and extravagantly envisioned dinner.


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In Life Below Stairs, bestselling author Alison Maloney responds to the public's desire to know more, going behind the scenes to reveal a detailed picture of what really went on 'downstairs', describing the true-life trials and tribulations of Life Below Stairs book servants in a gripping non-fiction account.

Thoroughly researched and reliably informed, it also /5. After reading Life Below Stairs I was pleased after reading the book. As it took me a few pages of I was getting in to how the servants had bad times and good times.

This Book realy tought me how all staff was treated, and most off was not suited to there Masters or Misstreses.4/5(). The cover of the book compares Below Stairs to "Downton Abbey" and "Upstairs, Downstairs." In fact, the image of Daisy, the kitchen maid in "Downton Abbey" kept floating through my mind as I read.

But what this book has that the two series don't is a closely wrought picture of the life and heart of a kitchen maid/5. Below Stairs and the sequel Climbing the Stairs are wonderful first person memoirs by a woman who worked in service to the wealthy upper crust of Britain in the early part of the 20th century.

The books were written in the late 's and are being given renewed life because they inspired the wildly popular Downton Abby and Upstairs Downstairs.4/4(). “A fascinating new book.” —Daily Express (UK) “A captivating snapshot of a different world and time.” —Sainsburys Magazine (UK) “All you need to know about life below stairs.” —The Countryman (UK) From the Publisher/5(14).

Buy Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants by Maloney, Alison (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low /5(). But what was life really like for the people who kept such a household running: the servants. In Life Below Stairs, international bestselling author Alison Maloney takes readers behind the scenes to reveal a lively and colorful picture of what went on "downstairs," describing servants' daily life in this now-vanished world.

SK-VHE-Shakespeare's Mother The Secret Life of a Tudor Woman 1, views Time Team SE07 The Naughty Nuns of Northampton, Towcester, Northamptonshire - Duration:   Servants: A life below stairs From Upstairs, Downstairs to Gosford Park and Downton Abbey, TV dramas and films have made us care about the characters below stairs.

Domestic service was Britain’s biggest employer a century ago, but how have things changed over the years. Below Stairs is the true story of Margaret Powell who worked as a kitchen maid – the lowest of the low – in ’s England. I appreciated the book for its honesty, directness, and the informative way in which it was written.

In Life Below Stairs, international bestselling author Alison Maloney takes readers behind the scenes to reveal a lively and colorful picture of what went on "downstairs," describing servants' daily life in this now-vanished world.

But what was life really like for the people who kept such a household running: the servants. In Life Below Stairs, international bestselling author Alison Maloney takes readers behind the scenes to reveal a lively and colorful picture of what went on "downstairs," describing servants' daily life in this now-vanished world.

In "Life Below Stairs", bestselling author Alison Maloney responds to the public's desire to know more, going behind the scenes to reveal a detailed picture of what really went on 'downstairs', describing the true-life trials and tribulations of the servants in a gripping non-fiction account.

With Pamela Cox, Lucy Delap, Edith Argy, Caroline Carr-Whitworth/10(2). Buy a cheap copy of Life Below Stairs: True Lives of book by Alison Maloney. Last year, the telly-watching public was gripped by Downton Abbey - the most successful British period drama in years and the number - one most-watched new drama Free shipping over $ In Life Below Stairs, international bestselling author Alison Maloney takes readers behind the scenes to reveal a lively and colorful picture of what went on "downstairs," describing servants' daily life in this now-vanished ing everything from household structure, pay and conditions, special duties, and rules and regulations, to 3/5(10).

Life Below Stairs All this book was rules and mores of the rich and their servants. Thought it would be a story or collection of stories like Downton Abbey. Very disappointed. More Books by Alison Maloney See All. Colin Firth. The /5(4). Life Below Stairs paints a detailed picture of what really went on downstairs, revealing the true-life trials and tribulations of the servants in a typical Edwardian household.

Thoroughly researched and containing first-hand stories from staff of the time, this book looks at the daily life of the servants, the household structure and hierarchy /5(K).

Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants by Alison Maloney pages ★★ This sounded like such a fascinating book to me when I checked it out at the library, at least for a history geek like myself.

But I was highly disappointed. It reads so much like a text book, a poorly formatted one at that/5(19). Servants: The True Story of Life Below Stairs, presented by Dr Pamela Cox, begins on Friday 28 September at BST on BBC Two.

Or catch up later on iPlayer. The situation was very different in. Life below Stairs: In the Victorian and Edwardian Country House by Siân Evans This is an interesting and informative non-fiction book on the life of servants in Victorian and Edwardian times.

From the description at Goodreads: From the cook, butler, and housekeeper to the footman, lady's maid and nanny, this is a fascinating glimpse behind the.It shows servants in their own quarters (below stairs) aping the fashionable behavior and posturing of their master and mistress and their circle of friends.

It is more successful than many of Collett's scenes of lowlife, weakness, and debauchery, even though it lacks the potent moral force of Hogarth's work.Margaret Powell's Below Stairs became a sensation among listeners reveling in the luxury and subtle class warfare of Masterpiece Theatre's hit television series Downton Abbey.

Now in the sequel Servants' Hall, Powell tells the true story of Rose, the under-parlourmaid to the Wardham Family at Redlands, who took a shocking step: She eloped with.