Servants' Hall: A Real Life Upstairs, Downstairs Romance
The sequel to New York Times bestseller Below Stairs, Servants' Hall tells a gripping real-life tale reminscent of Downton Abbey's Lady Sybil and Tom Branson.
Going from rags to riches, Rose finds herself caught up in a maelstrom of gossip, incredulity and envy among her fellow servants. The reaction from upstairs was no better: Mr. Wardham, the master of the house, disdained the match so completely that he refused ever to have contact with the young couple again. Gerald and Rose marry, leave Redlands and Powell looks on with envy, even as the marriage hits on bumpy times: "To us in the servants' hall, it was just like a fairy tale . . . How I wished I was in her shoes."
Once again bringing that lost world to life, Margaret Powell trains her pen and her gimlet eye on her "betters" in this next chapter from a life spent in service. Servants' Hall is Margaret Powell at her best—a warm, funny and sometimes hilarious memoir of life at a time when wealthy families like ruled England.
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SERVANTS' HALL: A Real Life Upstairs, Downstairs RomanceUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The no-nonsense follow-up to Below Stairs: A Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir that Inspired Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey (2012).In this latest book, which was originally published in Britain ... Read full review