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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
Title remainder
the classic kitchen maid's memoir that inspired "Upstairs, downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Powell
Title variation
Below stairs
Title variation remainder
the classic kitchen maids memoir that inspired "Upstairs, downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This work is a kitchen-maid's through-the-key hole memoir of life in the great houses of England. 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 5:30 am and went on until after dark. 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. This is the remarkable true story of an indomitable woman, who, though her position was lowly, never stopped aiming high
Summary
Chronicles the experiences of a 1920s maid working in the great houses of England, detailing the disparate lives of the upper class and their servants, the class struggles inherent in the relationship, and daily life as a servant
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10035445
Cataloging source
DLC
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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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True
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  • Powell, Margaret
  • Cooks
Target audience
adult
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the classic kitchen maid's memoir that inspired "Upstairs, downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"
Label
Below stairs : the classic kitchen maid's memoir that inspired "Upstairs, downstairs" and "Downton Abbey", Margaret Powell
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Orignally published: London : Davies, 1968
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9781250005441
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2011038190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)740627058
  • 1/569214
  • OCoLC
Label
Below stairs : the classic kitchen maid's memoir that inspired "Upstairs, downstairs" and "Downton Abbey", Margaret Powell
Publication
Copyright
Note
Orignally published: London : Davies, 1968
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9781250005441
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2011038190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)740627058
  • 1/569214
  • OCoLC

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