Upstairs and Downstairs: The Illustrated Guide to the Real World of Downton Abbey

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Carlton Books, Limited, 2011 - History - 128 pages
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This beautifully illustrated book takes readers on a guided tour of a single day in an upper-crust English home of the Edwardian era. Starting with the servants hard at work while the family is still abed, and culminating in a lavish dinner party, Upstairs & Downstairs lifts the curtain on this fascinating period, as well as its historical bookends, the Victorian and post-World War I eras. Includes accounts from actual masters and servants, along with feature spreads on famous figures like Winston Churchill and Virginia Woolf.

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Review: Upstairs & Downstairs: The Illustrated Guide to the Real Life of Masters and Their Servants from the Victorian Era to the Second World War

User Review  - Connie Fischer - Goodreads

This is a great overview of the Edwardian era in England. The book shows not only photos but illustrations of servants, lords and ladies. There is an excellent listing of each rank of servant in the ... Read full review

Review: Upstairs & Downstairs: The Illustrated Guide to the Real Life of Masters and Their Servants from the Victorian Era to the Second World War

User Review  - Victoria Moore - Goodreads

Ever since I first saw "Downton Abbey" I've been fascinated by the period in England before World War I and World War II. The beautiful clothes, homes and lifestyle of the upper classes weren't ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Sarah Warwick is former editor of Family History Monthly and currently works as a freelance journalist. She has written for a variety of publications on the subject of social history, including the BBC's magazine Who Do You Think You Are?, Family History Monthly, and The Lady. She lives in London.

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