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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.
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for, the proper way to lay tables and the order of precedence for seating at dinners, it makes a thoroughly fascinating historical document of times past.
Publication date: 09/10/2014
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
|Publication date:||9th October 2014|
|Publisher:||Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, The Real World,|
|Categories:||TV tie-in humour,|
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