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Synopsis: 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, steering the reader through the minefield of etiquette and hierarchy that kept Britain's great houses running like clockwork. A bygone era is brought vividly to live through letters, journals, interviews, lively descriptions, and stunning photography of the places and possessions left behind. The largely untold stories of innumerable, rather humble, lives spent "in service" are lying just below the surface of many great houses; the physical evidence can be seen in surviving servants’ quarters, the material of their everyday life, even their uniforms and possessions. This account provides a fascinating glimpse at who's who behind the scenes, from the cook, butler, and housekeeper to the footmen, lady's maids, governesses and tutors, nannies and nursemaids. Giving a fascinating insight into the heirarchy within the servant's quarters from the power wielding cook to the ever discreet butler this guide describes how relationships were forged and changed as the gap between upstairs and downstairs was bridged. Describing their typical working day as well as the holidays, entertainments, and pastimes enjoyed on a rare day off, not to mention the whirl of the social season, this previously "uwritten history" recalls vividly the nature of their lives below stairs.
About the Author: Sian Evans is a cultural historian who has worked for the National Trust, The Victoria & Albert Museum and the Design Museum. She is author of The Manor Reborn, Ghosts:Mysterious Tales from the National Trust and Life Below Stairs, all published by the National Trust.
Title: Life Below Stairs: in the Victorian and ...
Publisher: National Trust Books 15/09/2011
Publication Date: 2011
Book Condition: used-good
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Book Description National Trust, 2011. Hardback in Dust Wrapper. Please note that at 1.2Kg. this book will require additional postage outside of the UK. | Dust Wrapper over Orange boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 10" x 7¾". 192pp. Index. Bibliography. | 2nd printing. [First Published: 2011] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good - in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Bookseller Inventory # 175206