This year, the telly-watching public was gripped by Downton Abbey - the most successful British period drama in years. Captivated by the secrets, the scandal and the servant-master divide of an Edwardian household, viewers religiously watched in their millions.
In Life Below Stairs, bestselling author Alison Maloney responds to the public's desire to know more, going behind the scenes to reveal a detailed picture of what really went on 'downstairs', describing the true-life trials and tribulations of the servants in a gripping non-fiction account.
Thoroughly researched and reliably informed, it also contains first-hand stories from the staff of the time. This charming and beautifully presented volume is a must-read for anyone interested in the lifestyle and conduct of a bygone era.
About the Author
Alison Maloney is a journalist and author whose books - for both adults and children - have included the Number 1 Sunday Times bestseller The Mums' Book. As well as a long stint on The Sunday Post newspaper, she worked as a children's book editor for two years. Alison lives with her husband, also a writer, and two children in Kent.
Fascinating Daily Mail A fascinating slice of British History Readers Digest a fascinating new book Daily Express a captivating snapshot of a different world and time Sainsburys Magazine All you need to know about life below stairs The Countryman A detailed picture of what really went on 'downstairs', describing the true-life trials and tribulations of the servants in a gripping non-fiction account Dunfermline Press
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 15th September 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.6 x 13.9 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.3