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Climbing the Stairs: Further Tales of a 1920s Kitchen Maid
 
 
Author
Margaret Powell.
Publisher Pan  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.75 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
ISBN 9781447201960
Pages/Publication Date 199/2011
Daedalus Item Code 41247
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Whether in the grand houses of Brighton or imposing London mansions, life as a kitchen maid could be exhausting and demoralizing, avers Margaret Powell; it's not just being at the beck and call of the people upstairs, when even the children of the family can treat you like dirt, but having to deal with temperamental cooks, starchy butlers, and chauffeurs with a roving eye. Marriage was the only escape. In this sequel memoir from Powell—whose 1968 book Below Stairs made her a national celebrity in Britain and inspired Julian Fellowes to create Downton Abbey—she wryly describes a string of courtship disasters. And even after finding her future husband, she realizes that she has no idea how to make a life of her own.

"The book is written in such an honest and open-hearted way that I got the distinct impression Margaret was talking directly to me. It proved a delightful trip down memory lane."—Hull Daily Mail

 
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