A reliable Cookson production. -- "Kirkus Reviews"
A wealthy tradesman's attempt to climb beyond his station in life reaps tragic consequences for his family when Samuel Fairbrother decides that his new wealth deserve a more imposing residence. His new thirty-four-room mansion cannot buy him the gentlemanly status he craves, and a clash of wills ensues between the master of the house and Maitland, the butler. "The Upstart" is a glowing example of Cookson's ability to capture the conflict of class in the society of late 19th-century England.
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Review: The UpstartUser Review - Tammy Dillardcowart - Goodreads
I enjoyed this book of a young girl growing into adulthood and falling in love with house staff. Read full review
Review: The UpstartUser Review - Tammy Cowart - Goodreads
interesting book showing the in England during the late 1800's how new money did not make you as good at the people with old money. Not much has changed in the world has it? Read full review