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Victorian Servants  : A Very Peculiar History : With Added Elbow Grease - Fiona Macdonald

Victorian Servants

A Very Peculiar History : With Added Elbow Grease

By: Fiona Macdonald, David Antram (Illustrator)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2010
ISBN: 9781907184499
Number Of Pages: 192
For Ages: 12+ years old

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It's not all longing looks across the dining room from that high-class gentleman! Life as a Victorian servant was tough, tough, tough! Discover the bizarre and oh-so-strict rules one had to keep to when serving the dignitaries in Victorian Servants: A Very Peculiar History.

Rise up through the ranks from washerwoman to housemaid to ladies' maid and beyond, but mind you don't keep any 'followers', as boyfriends are immoral and are strictly not allowed! While you wait on hand and foot from 5.30 am to 11 pm you won't even have time to rest your own.

The chamber pots are certainly not to be sniffed at, and remember if the bell rings once, you are wanted. It's hard work but it's better than the alternative: begging, returning home penniless or heading to the workhouse. You'll discover stories of suffering and household tips galore in Victorian Servants: A Very Peculiar History!

Introduction: The Greatest Plague In Life
1. Domestics No Longer Know Their Place
2. The Best Circles
3. Dinner Is Served
4. Personal Services
5. Home, Sweet Home?
6. Sedentary, Solitary, Constrained, Joyless, Toilsome
7. Down On The Farm
8. A Good Character
9. Them And Us
10. World Of Women
11. End Of An Era

Glossary
Timeline Of Servant History
Index

ISBN: 9781907184499
ISBN-10: 190718449X
Series: Cherished Library
Audience: General
For Ages: 12+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st January 2010
Publisher: SALARIYA BOOK COMPANY LTD
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 16.1 x 11.1  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.207

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