[Epub] ↠ Servants Hall Author Margaret Powell – Pocket-bikes.us

Servants Hall Margaret Powell S Below Stairs, A Servant S Firsthand Account Of Life In The Great Houses Of England, Became A Sensation Among Readers Reveling In The Luxury And Subtle Class Warfare Of Masterpiece Theatre S Hit Television Series Downton Abbey In Servants Hall, Another True Slice Of Life From A Time When Armies Of Servants Lived Below Stairs Simply To Support The Lives Of Those Above, Powell Tells The True Story Of Rose, The Under Parlourmaid To The Wardham Family At Redlands, Who Took A Shocking Step She Eloped With The Family S Only Son, Mr Gerald.Going From Rags To Riches, Rose Finds Herself Caught Up In A Maelstrom Of Gossip, Incredulity And Envy Among Her Fellow Servants The Reaction From Upstairs Was No Better Mr Wardham, The Master Of The House, Disdained The Match So Completely That He Refused Ever To Have Contact With The Young Couple Again Gerald And Rose Marry, Leave Redlands And Powell Looks On With Envy, Even As The Marriage Hits On Bumpy Times To Us In The Servants Hall, It Was Just Like A Fairy Tale How I Wished I Was In Her Shoes Once Again Bringing That Lost World To Life, Margaret Powell Trains Her Pen And Her Gimlet Eye On Her Betters In This Next Chapter From A Life Spent In Service Servants Hall Is Margaret Powell At Her Best A Warm, Funny And Sometimes Hilarious Memoir Of Life At A Time When Wealthy Families Like Ruled England.

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  1. says:

    Margaret Powell relatesincidents from her time in service When the son of one of her employers runs off with a maid it causes a big to do both upstairs and down The master and upper servants are furious at this breaching of class distinctions while Margaret and the younger servants think it s a fairy take come true Margaret would have jumped at the chance to become a real lady but Rose stubbornly clings to her working class roots, parroting her mother s evangelical religious beliefs and Margaret Powell relatesincidents from her time in service When the son of one of her employers runs off with a maid it causes a big to do both upstairs and down The master and upper servants are furious at this breaching of class distinctions while Margaret and the younger servants think it s a fairy take come true Margaret would have jumped at the chance to become a real lady but Rose stubbornly clings to her working class roots, parroting her mother s evangelical religious beliefs and her father s hatred of the ruling class Margaret and another friend from service, Mary, continue to visit Rose and try to remain friends through the turbulent marriage though never fully feeling comfortable with the situation Meanwhile Margaret and Mary go out in search of t...


  2. says:

    The title of this book is A Real Life Upstairs, Downstairs Romance it is rather misleading The story is told by Margaret, the kitchen maid who becomes a cook The story is mainly about her, Margaret with the story about Rose, the under maid being rather a sub plot The book was OK, my copy was 183 pages long, but the story could have been told in probably 80 pages And I mean the whole story, not just the part of the story that deals with R...


  3. says:

    I am a fan of the TV show Downton Abbey so very interested in reading books from authors who actually worked downstairs for the big houses.Margaret Powell has written several books about the years she worked as a kitchen girl and then worked up to cook this book she is an assistant cook in a big house in the 1920s she writes some of the families she has worked for but mainly about herself and the staff she works with This book focuses on herself, and a couple of the staff members one in I am a fan of the TV show Downton Abbey so very interested in reading books from authors who actually worked downstairs for the big houses.Margaret Powell has written several books about the years she worked as a kitchen girl and then worked up to cook this book she is an assistant cook in a big house in the 1920s she writes some of the families she has worked for but mainly about herself and the staff she works with This book focuses on herse...


  4. says:

    Well I haven t read her earlier memoir, Below Stairs, yet and after reading this I d still like to do so So that says something.I didn t love the author all the time however, her voice and the fairly reasonable way she looked at situations kept me interested It made me feel like Downton Abbey is doing a pretty good job showing the life of domestic servants in the 20s, including the squabbles over hierarchy and personal dignity they are doing this particularly well with Mr Molesley and Well I haven t read her earlier memoir, Below Stairs, yet and after reading this I d still like to do so So that says something.I didn t love the author all the time however, her voice and the fairly reasonable way she looked at situations kept me interested It made me feel like Downton Abbey is doing a pretty good job showing the life of domestic servants in the 20s, including the squabbles over hierarchy and personal dignity they are doing this particularly well with Mr Molesley and the attempt to have something of a life in a job where you only g...


  5. says:

    I picked up this book because it was similar in nature to the TV show series Downton Abbey which I thoroughly enjoy However, this book wasn t as enjoyable and waslike a Diary of the author s time while in service It was all about how she moved around in service , what the personalities of the other s downstairs were like and how the female servants tried to get out of service by getting married in various ways I guess I just would rather have a well written story than a biography w I picked up this book because it was similar in nature to the TV show series Downton Abbey which I thoroughly enjoy However, this book wasn t as enjoyable and waslike a Diary of the author s time while in serv...


  6. says:

    Dry not much of a story moral is don t marry above your station Only reason this came out was popularity of Downton Abbey.


  7. says:

    I just couldn t get into reading this I really enjoyed Maragret s first novel, but this one just fell flat It s a small book but it got so boring that I couldn t even finish it Maybe it s the because the story this time was about an under parlour maid instead of Margaret herself, but I felt utterly disconnected from the characters They didn t feel very alive on the page, and ...


  8. says:

    I got this book because based on the summary it sounded like a romance novel, but it s not, it s non fiction, stories bases on someone actual experiences So that was a let down from the start Then the real issue is that the summary talks about a maid named Rose that marries the son Gerald of her wealthy employers Of course I thought that was the focus of the story, but it wasn t The main character is actually a servant named Margaret, she s the one t...


  9. says:

    From the blurb about this book, one would think it was the story of Rose s life, first as a maid and then her move upstairs when she married the son of the house But that s very misleading In reality it s the story of another downstairs person who tells the reader a very l...


  10. says:

    Reading this book is like gossiping with a friend it waivers between interesting and tiring I really did enjoy reading about details of day to day life of servants, but toward the end of the book it began to get repetitive and boring T...

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