Life Below Stairs: in the Victorian and Edwardian Country House

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Life Below Stairs: in the Victorian and Edwardian Country House

Life Below Stairs in the Victorian and Edwardian Country House 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 An entertaining social history steer

  • Title: Life Below Stairs: in the Victorian and Edwardian Country House
  • Author: Siân Evans
  • ISBN: 9781907892110
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 An entertaining social history, steering the reader through the minefield of etiquette and hierarchy that kept Britain s great houses running like clockwork A bygone era is brought vividly to live through letteFrom 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 An entertaining social history, steering the reader through the minefield of etiquette and hierarchy that kept Britain s great houses running like clockwork A bygone era is brought vividly to live through letters, journals, interviews, lively descriptions, and stunning photography of the places and possessions left behind 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 uwritten history recalls vividly the nature of their lives below stairs.

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    One thought on “Life Below Stairs: in the Victorian and Edwardian Country House

    1. Heidi on said:

      This is a particularly readable guide to life as a servant in Victorian and Edwardian England. It is full of anecdotes about life in service and covers almost every aspect of life within a wealthy British home. I loved the author's inclusion of topics many would be too polite to ask about-- the invention of toilet paper and the gentry's reluctance to switch from chamber pots to indoor plumbing! Evans' tone is respectful of both sides of the master/ servant relationship and shows both the inequal [...]

    2. Linda Sims on said:

      FASCINATING AND WELL RESEARCHEDA fascinating and well researched book, containing a detailed history of the role of servants from the Middle Ages onwards.With personal accounts and beautiful photographs from many of the large houses such as Knole house in Kent.The author writes in detail the duties of servants from the hall boy to the butler.A must read for all those with an interest in this subjectC courtesy of Anova books and NetGalley

    3. Andra on said:

      Fasinating! If you loved Downton Abbey -you will love this non fiction book based on diary journals from stewards, house maids, cooks, in the Edwardian era. Great photos too!

    4. Angie on said:

      This is actually a much quicker read than it looks. It’s more of a coffee table book, with paper that is quite thick, making it seem like a longer tome than it is. It also employs different sizes of font and large breaks, photos and illustrations, and insets of quotations, so even the most text-heavy pages have far fewer words than other types of books. That being said, it is a rich resource for information about the people who made up the corps of servants in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. [...]

    5. Wen Labrum on said:

      This was a very informative book. There was a lot of history about how the servants lived and worked. I enjoyed reading this book and recommend to anyone who has an interest in the Victorian and Edwardian, eras .

    6. Valencia on said:

      This is such a fascinating time period. I have read a lot about servants and the Edwardian time period and this book gave me even more insights.

    7. Crystal on said:

      An elaborate read on the various position and services provided by those in servitude. Loved the formatting and photos that complemented the text. A good amount of information without bogging down into too much detail.

    8. Alice on said:

      Mlle Alice, pouvez-vous nous raconter votre rencontre avec Life Below Stairs? "J'avais croisé ce magnifique livre lors d'un séjour en Angleterre et je l'ai retrouvé un matin de 25 décembre au pied de ma sapin."Dites-nous en un peu plus sur son histoire "L'auteur nous raconte la vie "below stairs" d'une grande maison anglaise aux époques victoriennes et édouardiennes. A travers six chapitres différents, elle détaille les postes, les horaires, les tâches ou encore les loisirs des domestiq [...]

    9. Lisa on said:

      I'd love to have lived in a large country house in England in Edwardian times - but only as the mistress or one of the daughters of the family. Life below stairs would be much too much hard work! The job of a lady's maid, however, wasn't too bad. They also had well-appointed rooms, earned good salaries, and were sought after by young men. Some even married the owners of the houses!Life below Stairs is a comprehensive, thoroughly-researched, and extremely factual look at the world of the servants [...]

    10. Tintaglia on said:

      Dopo aver letto questo saggio parlo con la mia lavatrice e la mia lavastoviglie e le ringrazio di esistere. Chiedo perdono al forno e all'aspirapolvere, per averli dati per scontati. Accendo con reverenza il riscaldamento a gas. Chiarissimo e dettagliato, corredato di belle foto, un saggio che compre l'intero spettro della vita della servitù (e, di riflesso, quella delle classi alte) in epoca vittoriana ed edoardiana.Avrei però voluto che, invece di brevi citazioni nel testo (pur gradite) ci f [...]

    11. Nora on said:

      On a Downton Abbey related book kick. Really interesting information about the lives of servants.

    12. Fairouz on said:

      An interesting read about life in Edwardian and Victorian times.

    13. Kerry Kenney on said:

      During my downtown abbey mania I gobbled this down and than passed it on to an equally addicted friend. If you are a fan of the series you will likely enjoy this book.

    14. Zazzu on said:

      Enjoyable odd details of grand life in the "big house" ie, lavish estates of the British upper classes.

    15. Michelle on said:

      A must read for all Downton Abbey fans! Particularly interesting to learn the servants' specific responsibilities and how their class system worked.

    16. Brenda Clough on said:

      A nice general interest book, with some very nice pictures, but not in depth.

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