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The Resource Servants : a downstairs view of twentieth-century Britain, Lucy Lethbridge

Servants : a downstairs view of twentieth-century Britain, Lucy Lethbridge

Label
Servants : a downstairs view of twentieth-century Britain
Title
Servants
Title remainder
a downstairs view of twentieth-century Britain
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Lethbridge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An original, authoritative look at the social history of the twentieth century, brilliantly retold through the eyes of the household servants
Summary
Paints a vivid picture of the lives of British servants through the letters and diaries of those who served in upper crust households and explores the complicated relationships and social implications between the server and those they served
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10231536
Cataloging source
BT
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Lethbridge, Lucy
Dewey number
941.082
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Household employees
  • Social classes
  • Household employees
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a downstairs history of Britain from the nineteenth century to modern times
Label
Servants : a downstairs view of twentieth-century Britain, Lucy Lethbridge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I The Symbolic Pantomime -- 1.`A Sort of Silence and Embarrassment' -- 2.The Dainty Life -- 3.`A Seat in the Hall' -- 4.Centralising the Egg Yolks -- 5.Popinjays and Mob Caps -- 6.The Desire for Perfection -- 7.`Some Poor Girl's Got To Go Up and Down, Up and Down ...' -- pt. II The Sacred Trust -- 8.The Ideal Village -- 9.`Silent, Obsequious and Omnipresent' -- 10.`Bowing and Scraping' -- pt. III The Age of Ambivalence -- 11.`Out of a Cage' -- 12.`Don't Think Your Life Will Be Any Different to Mine' -- 13.`It Was Exploitation But It Worked' -- 14."Tall, Strong, Healthy and Keen to Work' -- 15.The Mechanical Maid -- pt. IV Outer Show and Inner Life -- 16.`A Vast Machine That Has Forgotten How to Stop Working' -- 17.`Bachelor Establishments Are Notoriously Comfortable' -- 18.The Question of the Inner Life -- 19.`Do They Really Drink Out of Their Saucers?' -- 20.`Of Alien Origin' -- pt. V A New Jerusalem -- 21.`A New and Useful Life' --
  • Contents note continued: 22.The Housewife Militant -- 23.`The Change: It Must Have Been Terrible for Them' -- 24.The Shape of Things to Come -- pt. VI `We Don't Want Them Days Again' -- 25.`We've Moved to the Front' -- 26.`I'd Never Done What I Liked ... Never in All My Life' -- 27.`We Like It Because the Past Is Not So Worrying as the News'
Control code
000050626231
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 385 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780747590170
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013376324
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)818450754
Label
Servants : a downstairs view of twentieth-century Britain, Lucy Lethbridge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I The Symbolic Pantomime -- 1.`A Sort of Silence and Embarrassment' -- 2.The Dainty Life -- 3.`A Seat in the Hall' -- 4.Centralising the Egg Yolks -- 5.Popinjays and Mob Caps -- 6.The Desire for Perfection -- 7.`Some Poor Girl's Got To Go Up and Down, Up and Down ...' -- pt. II The Sacred Trust -- 8.The Ideal Village -- 9.`Silent, Obsequious and Omnipresent' -- 10.`Bowing and Scraping' -- pt. III The Age of Ambivalence -- 11.`Out of a Cage' -- 12.`Don't Think Your Life Will Be Any Different to Mine' -- 13.`It Was Exploitation But It Worked' -- 14."Tall, Strong, Healthy and Keen to Work' -- 15.The Mechanical Maid -- pt. IV Outer Show and Inner Life -- 16.`A Vast Machine That Has Forgotten How to Stop Working' -- 17.`Bachelor Establishments Are Notoriously Comfortable' -- 18.The Question of the Inner Life -- 19.`Do They Really Drink Out of Their Saucers?' -- 20.`Of Alien Origin' -- pt. V A New Jerusalem -- 21.`A New and Useful Life' --
  • Contents note continued: 22.The Housewife Militant -- 23.`The Change: It Must Have Been Terrible for Them' -- 24.The Shape of Things to Come -- pt. VI `We Don't Want Them Days Again' -- 25.`We've Moved to the Front' -- 26.`I'd Never Done What I Liked ... Never in All My Life' -- 27.`We Like It Because the Past Is Not So Worrying as the News'
Control code
000050626231
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 385 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780747590170
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013376324
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)818450754

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