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Upstairs & Downstairs: My Life In Service as a Lady’s Maid by [Newman, Martyn Newman obo Hilda]
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Upstairs & Downstairs: My Life In Service as a Lady’s Maid Kindle Edition

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."..briskly told, evocative and engaging memoir." --"The Washington Times "

..".briskly told, evocative and engaging memoir." --The Washington Times

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'I THOUGHT I'D GONE TO A PRISON'This was Hilda Newman's first impression when, at the age of 19, she left her parents' little terraced cottage in Lincolnshire and embarked on a new life as a lady's maid at Croome Court, the enormous stately home of Lord and Lady Coventry.The year was 1935: the twilight of the English aristocracy. It was a time of wealth and glamour; of lavish balls and evening gown; of tiaras and a Coronation. As personal maide to Lady Coventry, Hilda had a unique insight into the leisured life of one of Britain's most noble families.In her fascinating memoir of life upstairs and down, Hilda takes us back to a gilded era which would be brutally swept away by the Second World War. Hers is a very personal story of being transplanted from a tiny house with no bath or hot water to an eighteenth-century Neo-Palladian mansion surrounded by parkland landscaped by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown.But it also the remarkable story of the family who service she entered - and that of Croome Court itself: during World War Two, it housed the Dutch Royal Family - who had fled the Nazi occupation - and it was also home to the top-secret RAF base where radar was developed. This is Hilda's story.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2344 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake (2 September 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ER83USA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #102,945 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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