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Life Below Stairs (2015 edition) By Sian Evans

Life Below Stairs (2015 edition)

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A vivid account of lives lived 'in service' in Britain's great houses. 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.

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Life Below Stairs (2015 edition): in the Victorian and Edwardian Country House by Sian Evans

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 'unwritten history' recalls vividly the nature of their lives below stairs.

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About Sian Evans


Sian Evans previously worked for the National Trust, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Design Museum, and is the author of Ghosts: Mysterious Tales from the National Trust, The Manor Reborn and Mrs Ronnie, all published by National Trust Books.

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GOR007549578
Life Below Stairs (2015 edition): in the Victorian and Edwardian Country House by Sian Evans
Sian Evans
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pavilion Books
2015-09-03
192
1909881643
9781909881648
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