Servants: A Downstairs View of Twentieth-century Britain

By Lucy Lethbridge

Servants: A Downstairs View of Twentieth-century Britain is the social background of the final century throughout the eyes of these who served. From the butler, the footman, the maid and the cook dinner of 1900 to the au pairs, cleaners and childminders who took their position seventy years later, a formerly unheard classification bargains a clean viewpoint on a dramatic century. the following, the voices of servants and family employees, principally missed through background, are ultimately delivered to existence: their day-by-day family exercises, attitudes in the direction of their employers, and to one another, throw into sharp and intimate reduction the interval of feverish social switch wherein they lived.

Sweeping in its scope, broadly researched and brilliantly saw, Servants is an unique and interesting portrait of twentieth-century Britain; an authoritative background that may switch and problem the best way we glance at society.

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