Social & Industrial History
Tales From Below Stairs
The Bestselling Memoirs of a 1920s Kitchen Maid
Margaret Powell entered a life of service in the great houses of 1920s London at the age of 15. In this funny, poignant and at times angry memoir, she evokes a vanished world: the harsh life of a kitchen maid, the haughty mistresses, lecherous gentlemen and temperamental cooks, the heartbreaking fate of a pregnant parlourmaid, and her own eventual escape to marry and make an independent life with Albert the milkman.