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  - Jennie - Goodreads

I have recently become fascinated with the Edwardian period while watching the Downton Abbey. I first was interested in the upstairs living but have turned to the downstairs staff. This book is a ... 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  - Goodreads

I have recently become fascinated with the Edwardian period while watching the Downton Abbey. I first was interested in the upstairs living but have turned to the downstairs staff. This book is a ... Read full review

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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