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Title:
The country house servant
Author:
Sambrook, Pamela.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Stroud : Sutton, 1999.
Physical Description:
268 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
General Note:
Published in association with The National Trust.
Language:
English
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780750916325

9780750922630
Format :
Book

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Central Library HD8039.D52 S35 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Describing the skills, equipment and work organisation which brought cleanliness and order to the English country house, this book includes first-hand recollections of servants themselves. The title examines the social structures, describes skills, equipment, cleaning methods and work organization of the housemaid, laundrymaid, footman, valet and hall-boy. The author also looks at how servants spent their time outside working hours. Contemporary manuals, diaries, and accounts give an insight into what life was like for those in domestic service.


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