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Life below stairs

the real lives of servants, 1939 to the present

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This edition was published in by Amberley in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Written in English

189 pages

"We view domestic service today as an undesirable job, owing to the class divide it has come to represent, and this is reflected in the portrayals of mistresses and servants in books and on the screen. But what do we really know about how girls felt when taking up these positions in other people's houses, or how they were treated? Pamela Horn uses first-hand accounts and reminiscences, as well as official records and newspaper reports, to extract the truth about the lives and status of men and women in domestic service from 1939 to the present." --Banc cover.

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Life below stairs: the real lives of servants, 1939 to the present
2014, Amberley
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Life below Stairs: The Real Life of Servants, the Edwardian Era to 1939
2012, Amberley Publishing
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Life below stairs

First published in 2012



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"We view domestic service today as an undesirable job, owing to the class divide it has come to represent, and this is reflected in the portrayals of mistresses and servants in books and on the screen. But what do we really know about how girls felt when taking up these positions in other people's houses, or how they were treated? Pamela Horn uses first-hand accounts and reminiscences, as well as official records and newspaper reports, to extract the truth about the lives and status of men and women in domestic service from 1939 to the present." --Banc cover.

Life below stairs

the real lives of servants, 1939 to the present

This edition was published in by Amberley in Stroud, Gloucestershire.


Edition Description

"We view domestic service today as an undesirable job, owing to the class divide it has come to represent, and this is reflected in the portrayals of mistresses and servants in books and on the screen. But what do we really know about how girls felt when taking up these positions in other people's houses, or how they were treated? Pamela Horn uses first-hand accounts and reminiscences, as well as official records and newspaper reports, to extract the truth about the lives and status of men and women in domestic service from 1939 to the present." --Banc cover.

Table of Contents

Part one: the Second World War and beyond: The oressure of war
The role of the National Institute of Houseworkers
The foreign contribution
Part two: the final decades: The domestic scene
Hotels and catering.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-185).

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
331.7/6164
Library of Congress
HD8039.D52 G77595 2014, HD8039.D52

The Physical Object

Pagination
189 pages
Number of pages
189

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL28379771M
Internet Archive
lifebelowstairsr0000horn
ISBN 10
1445618982
ISBN 13
9781445618982, 9781445619101
OCLC/WorldCat
865495240

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