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Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants

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  • Posted June 18, 2013

    For fans of Upstairs, Downstairs & Downtown Abbey (ME!), com

    For fans of Upstairs, Downstairs & Downtown Abbey (ME!), comes Life Below Stairs. It's a fabulous, fascinating look at the true lives of servants who served the rich and fabulously wealthy.




    It's definitely written towards fans of the two mentioned series - it's a rather light look, doesn't get into a lot of details, and doesn't hit upon any of the negative aspects of being a servant - like 80 hour work weeks for no pay or sleep or freedom. Anyone who really knows the time period well, or the history of servants, will find this book too light to really enjoy, but for someone like me who was introduced to the time period through Downtown Abbey, it was a great read, though I really do wish there was MORE as the volume is pretty small.




    The photographs and letters were a nice touch.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Loved this

    As a true follower of Downton Abbey, I found this book to explain why things were being done as they were. I am grateful to all the women and the advances that were made. Reading comments of ladies who lived in Edwardian times was really interesting.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    Life below stairs: true lives of Edwardian servants

    Very interesting accounting of what life was llke for the rich and those who took care of them. It was a hard life but it was also the way many generations
    passesd this life down to their children. I would reccomend this book to my friends.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Enlightening

    Entertaining read between Downton Abbey seasons!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Informative.

    Nice fact based book. A quick read. A+.

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