Below stairs : the classic kitchen maid's memoir that inspired Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey
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New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2012.
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1250023211, 9781250023216
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First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
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212 pages ; 21 cm
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Arriving at the great houses of 1920's London, fifteen-year-old Margaret's life in service was about to begin. As a kitchen maid, the lowest of the low, she entered an entirely new world; one of stoves to be blacked, vegetables to be scrubbed, mistresses to be appeased, and even bootlaces to be ironed. Work started at 5.30 a.m. and went on until after dark. It was a far cry from her childhood on the beaches of Hove, where money and food were scarce, but warmth and laughter never were. Yet from the gentleman with a penchant for stroking the housemaids' curlers, to raucous tea-dances with errand boys, to the heartbreaking story of Agnes the pregnant under-parlourmaid, fired for being seduced by her mistress's nephew, Margaret's tales of her time in service are told with wit, warmth, and a sharp eye for the prejudices of her situation.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Powell, M. (2012). Below stairs: the classic kitchen maid's memoir that inspired Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey (First St. Martin's Griffin edition.). St. Martin's Griffin.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Powell, Margaret, 1907-1984. 2012. Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey. New York: St. Martin's Griffin.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Powell, Margaret, 1907-1984. Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2012.

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Powell, Margaret. Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey First St. Martin's Griffin edition., St. Martin's Griffin, 2012.

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