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Diamonds at Dinner
on 22 November 2013
There have been many wonderful accounts of life in domestic service but this is not one of them.
I bought this on my Kindle and was disappointed that the first 30% was padded out with a self serving biography of the author.The endless comparisons between life in pre war Britain and life in the present times were tedious and quite honestly needless as we could safely assume that the readers were quite aware that there were no internet,fridges,mobiles etc in the 1930s these references are both repetetive and needless.
The authors constant need to inform the reader of the halycon days of her childhood were just page fillers
At most there were no more than 2 chapters documenting her life as a ladies maid,which actually gave very little insight into her duties all I learned from her descriptions of her duties is that she laid out her employers clothes every day,and brushed her hair every morning.
A complete and utter waste of time, dont bother with this book, there are much more superior accounts on the market.