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The Downton Abbey Rules for Household Staff

by Carnival Productions

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The Downton Abbey Rules for Household Staff Synopsis

The household staff of Downton Abbey carry out their duties with effortless dignity, finesse and pride. Yet how do they know how exactly to lay the table, when to leave the room to give Lord and Lady Grantham their privacy, how to care for Lady Mary's furs and which uniform to wear when? This recently recovered and fascinating staff handbook answers all of these questions and more. Covering all the main positions of the Downton household - footman, lady's maid, housekeeper, groundsman and more - and with a general introduction for new members of staff from Carson the Butler, this book tells you everything you need to know about working below stairs in the grand estate of Downton Abbey.

The Good Book Guide Review

This nicely produced little book has been put together from documents and handbooks of the period – like the 1899 Gentleman’s Cellar & Butler’s Guide, or an 1860 Servants Companion. As well as being an entertaining guide to how shoes should be shined or hats cared for, the proper way to lay tables and the order of precedence for seating at dinners, it makes a thoroughly fascinating historical document of times past.

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ISBN: 9781472220547
Publication date: 09/10/2014
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472220547
Publication date: 9th October 2014
Author: Carnival Productions
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 128 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, The Real World,
Categories: TV tie-in humour,

About Carnival Productions

A biography of Carson to come if approval can be sought from Julian Fellowes

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