Tea By the Nursery Fire: A Children's Nanny at the Turn of the Century

Tea By the Nursery Fire: A Children's Nanny at the Turn of the Century

by Noel Streatfeild
     
 

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A life in service, from nursery maid to head nanny, in Victorian and Edwardian England—a must for fans of Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs

Emily Huckwell spent almost her entire life working for one family. Born in a tiny Sussex village in the 1870s, she went into domestic service in the Burton household before

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A life in service, from nursery maid to head nanny, in Victorian and Edwardian England—a must for fans of Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs

Emily Huckwell spent almost her entire life working for one family. Born in a tiny Sussex village in the 1870s, she went into domestic service in the Burton household before she was 12, earning £5 a year. She began as a nursery maid, progressing to under nurse and then head nanny, looking after two generations of children. One of the children in her care was the father of Noel Streatfeild, the author of Ballet Shoes and one of the best-loved children's writers of the 20th century. Basing her story on fact and family legend, Noel Streatfeild here tells Emily's story, and with her characteristic warmth and intimacy creates a fascinating portrait of Victorian and Edwardian life above and below stairs.

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"[A] sweet little book." —Anglotopia.com

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ISBN-13:
9781844088980
Publisher:
Virago UK
Publication date:
09/01/2013
Pages:
218
Sales rank:
326,836
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

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