Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey" by Margaret Powell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book was really interesting and an enjoyable read. I have recently started watching Downton Abbey, and was curious to learn about that lifestyle from the perspective of one of the staff.
This is a short book, so there isn't a lot of details on the different families Powell worked for, and it was also interesting to read about how much thought and effort went into finding a husband, which at the time, was the fastest way out of the service lifestyle for a woman.
The book is uncomplaining, for the most part, and it is sprinkled with humor.
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