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