THE HOTEL - Upstairs, Downstairs In A Secret Worldby Jeffrey Robinson
THE HOTEL is a riveting expose of life above and below stairs, an unforgettable adventure into a secret world where the public is never permitted to go. Join the Queen
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***** "Jeffrey Robinson illuminates the everyday drama of hotel folk. In this feudal society heroes, villains and jesters all paddle furiously while the surface remains serene." -- Alan Whicker
THE HOTEL is a riveting expose of life above and below stairs, an unforgettable adventure into a secret world where the public is never permitted to go. Join the Queen at a £170,000 dinner. Discover which guest once wanted to rent an elephant and which guests are no longer welcome. Meet the men who sneak ladies up to their rooms, and the lady who ditches her boyfriends at the front door. Take a ringside seat at the battle over £30,000 of truffles. There are perhaps only a dozen hotels like this one anywhere in the world. There are perhaps only a dozen places that can daily create the illusion that is The Hotel.
The year is 1995.
And The Hotel is London's CLARIDGES.
***** "This is what backstage life is like at hotels of this ilk, I haven't seen it done better." -- Hilary Rubinstein, The Times
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Meet the Author
JEFFREY ROBINSON spent five months backstage at Claridges to get this fly-on-the-wall portrait of a secret world.
More recently, BBC cameras went into the hotel for a television documentary about it.
But this is the original.
This is what life was like when Claridges was, arguably, the greatest hotel in the world.
***** "Fascinating" -- Mail on Sunday
***** "Robinson is a witty and cynical writer" -- Sydney Sun Herald
***** "Simply astounding." -- Time Out
***** "Tantalizing glimpses of how the pampered half lives." -- Daily Mail
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