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Celtic Culture in Words and Music

Tales From Below Stairs

Tales From Below Stairs
Item# 9781447211839

Product Description

Publisher: PAN Macmillan

Author: Margaret Powell

A compelling and colourful memoir that takes the reader inside the forgotten world of domestic service Arriving at the great houses of 1920s London, fifteen-year-old Margaret’s life in service was about to begin… As a kitchen maid – the lowest of the low – she entered an entirely new world; one of stoves to be blacked, vegetables to be scrubbed, mistresses to be appeased, and even bootlaces to be ironed. Work started at 5.30am and went on until after dark. It was a far cry from her childhood on the beaches of Hove, where money and food were scarce, but warmth and laughter never were. (pb)