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Margaret Powell

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Servants' Hall: A Real Life Upstairs, Downstairs Romance (1979)
3.29 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Having planned a trip to England, I hoped that this book would provide insight into the mind of typical servant working for a rich English family. Instead, I felt like a third wheel listening in on conversations and not quite understanding the meanings and emotions of the part...
Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired
3.53 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Good, but not great. The memoir of downstairs cook, who worked primarily in the 20's and 30's. The book was written in the 1960's, when the author was, herself, in her 60's. She was very forward thinking for her age and had lots of feminist viewpoints. I learned a lot of anecd...
Ai piani bassi (1968)
3.53 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I thought this memoir would be a guilty pleasure, but no, not entirely. The author has a strong voice, sharp and sometimes bawdy. She's critical of the privileged people she serves and doesn't romanticize life "below stairs." I do think that this reprint of the 1960s era book ...
En el piso de abajo: Memorias de una cocinera inglesa de los años 20 (1968)
3.53 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Any fan of Downton Abbey will love this true story of what it was like to be a kitchen maid in an English estate in the 1920s. Margaret Powell details the events of her life, including her childhood living in poverty to her many years in service to multiple families. She points o...
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