Life Below Stairs
True Lives of Edwardian Servants
Date of publication: September 2011
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
A beautifully presented volume exploring the real experience of life below stairs in a grand Edwardian house. Comprehensively researched and featuring first-hand tales from the staff themselves this examines the reality of life in service: the perks and pitfalls, the daily grind, the hierarchy, the rules and - of course- the gossip…
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.