Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: £3.99

Save £4.00 (50%)

includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Diamonds at Dinner - My Life as a Lady's Maid in a 1930s Stately Home by [Newman, Hilda, Tate, Tim]
Kindle App Ad

Diamonds at Dinner - My Life as a Lady's Maid in a 1930s Stately Home Kindle Edition

4.1 out of 5 stars 103 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
£3.99

Length: 288 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled

Man Booker International Prize 2017
A Horse Walks Into a Bar has won the Man Booker International Prize 2017. Learn more
Get a £1 reward for movies or TV
Enjoy a £1.00 reward to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Video when you purchase any Amazon Kindle Book from the Kindle Store (excluding Kindle Unlimited, Periodicals and free Kindle Books) offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 reward per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Terms and conditions apply


Product description

Review

."..briskly told, evocative and engaging memoir." --"The Washington Times "

..".briskly told, evocative and engaging memoir." "The Washington Times ""

About the Author

Hilda Newman was a maid to Lady Coventry at the Worcestershire stately home of Croome Court in the 1930s. Now in her late 90s, Hilda has led a remarkable life both above and below the stairs. Tim Tate is the author of several previous books.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2344 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake (2 Sept. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ER83USA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 103 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #54,088 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
good book great reding
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
A nice little book, won't take you long to read, so perhaps perfect for a long haul flight or similar. It is 'basic' but if you are interested in how life was pre and during the war for 'normal' people and the aristocracy then give it a go. It isn't really a book about how she lived for years and years as a house maid but more a story of her life, how she came to be, how she came to travel to Worcestershire and how life was back then. Many of us old enough to have Grandparents or parents who lived through these times won't really learn anything new yet it still stirs the memories of those days when we were younger and the internet and mobile phones were a thing to be created! Don't bother with it if you are looking for an accurate history filled novel, but if you like a nice easy read then give it a go. Remember it is a book written (told) by an old lady who wants to bring her past to life again not an author who is desperate to become the next best million dollar hit.
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I was fascinated by the in-sight into the social climate at this time. The author tells in wonderful, easy to read detail just how different classes were then. I'm sure anyone who lived through that period will find it extremely nostalgic.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
Such a good read! Informative and factual but very very readable. An amazing true story brought to life in a charmingly understated way.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By jo on 22 Jan. 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
What a good book so interesting i would highly recommend and what a lovely lady. Her comments at end of book should be heard by the young of today as her values on life are so right, great read.
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Could not put this book down until finished. Very good book. Felt as though you were actually there in person.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Enjoyed this book immensely . Gave a real insight into pre war times, during the war and after the war. A wonderful lady
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is fantastic. It really takes you back in time and shows you not only the struggles they occurred during this period but also develops a very good understanding of classes and how life used to be. I was glued to every page!!! Give it a try!!!
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
click to open popover