Victorian Servants: A Very Peculiar History

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"!

Fiona Macdonald graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in history before going on to research and teach social history. She has contibuted to TV programmes and spent some time as a freelance researcher and picture researcher. In the last 15 or so years Fiona has been a full-time write and consultant. She estimates that she has probably wirtten over 300 books for people of all ages on a variety of different subjects, though she specialises in history.

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Victorian Servants: A Very Peculiar History

Hardback: 192 pages

Publisher: Book House (1 Jan 2011)

ISBN: 9781907184499

Product Size: 154 x 104 x 22 mm

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Victorian Servants: A Very Peculiar History

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