Sunday, June 3, 2012

Above the Stairs by Margaret Powell

This is Powell's follow up to her highly successful Below Stairs.  This volume recounts what the social scene was like amongst domestic servants in the 1920's.  With their crazy schedule and the unappealing label of "skivvie" how in the world did they meet men and go courting enough to find one that they could and would marry.
Once again, Powell's touch of humour and grace gently guides you through this lost era.  She also recounts some of her experiences post service as a married woman in England.  An absolutely delightful read.

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