Downton Abbey, Rules for Household Staff

Downton Abbey, Rules for Household Staff

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The household staff of Downton Abbey carries 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.

Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Griffin,, [2014]
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250066329
Branch Call Number: 640.46 Downton 2014
Characteristics: vii, 117 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm


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Dec 30, 2014

I found this book very interesting and well written. The style was reminiscent of the style of how servants would speak and act which made me feel right in the spirit of the information provided. The illustrations really helped me understand the role each job had and it gave a good feel for what life was like for a servant in a big house.


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