One Pair of Hands: From Upstairs to Downstairs, in This Charming 1930s Memoir by Monica Dickens

One Pair of Hands: From Upstairs to Downstairs, in This Charming 1930s Memoir by Monica Dickens

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Unimpressed by the world of debutante balls, Monica Dickens shocked her family by getting a job. With no experience whatsoever, she gained employment as a cook-general. This title tells story of Monica.

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Life was a wordless battle of wits between us, with her keeping a sharp look-out for signs of neglect, and me trying to disguise my slovenliness by subterfuge. I became an adept at sweeping dust under the bed, and always used the same few pieces of silver'. Unimpressed by the world of debutante balls, Monica Dickens shocked her family by getting a job. With no experience whatsoever, she gained employment as a cook-general. Monica's cooking and cleaning skills left much to be desired, and her first few positions were short lived, but soon she started to hold her own. Monica discovered the pleasure of daily banter with the milkman and grocer's boy and the joy of doing an honest day's work, all the while keeping a wry eye on the childish pique of her employers. One Pair of Hands is a fascinating and thoroughly entertaining memoir of life upstairs and downstairs in the early 1930s.

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SKU GOR003180217
Title One Pair of Hands: From Upstairs to Downstairs, in This Charming 1930s Memoir
Author By (author) Monica Dickens
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 0091944686
ISBN 13 9780091944681
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Life was a wordless battle of wits between us, with her keeping a sharp look-out for signs of neglect, and me trying to disguise my slovenliness by subterfuge. I became an adept at sweeping dust under the bed, and always used the same few pieces of silver'. Unimpressed by the world of debutante balls, Monica Dickens shocked her family by getting a job. With no experience whatsoever, she gained employment as a cook-general. Monica's cooking and cleaning skills left much to be desired, and her first few positions were short lived, but soon she started to hold her own. Monica discovered the pleasure of daily banter with the milkman and grocer's boy and the joy of doing an honest day's work, all the while keeping a wry eye on the childish pique of her employers. One Pair of Hands is a fascinating and thoroughly entertaining memoir of life upstairs and downstairs in the early 1930s.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR003180217
Title One Pair of Hands: From Upstairs to Downstairs, in This Charming 1930s Memoir
Author By (author) Monica Dickens
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 0091944686
ISBN 13 9780091944681
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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