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Quite fun, but is it fact or fiction?
on 16 May 2015
I've read a number of books over the years that are similar to this. The story of a working class girl making her way in domestic service between the wars. Frankly, they are all very much the same, and sometimes highly questionable. This one is very patchy. There are long sections which are very detailed, and others where a year or two pass in a sentence.
As with most such books, there are names and places mentioned, which seem to add to the veracity of the whole, but do a quick search for most of the people or places, and you get...nothing.
Whether fact or fiction, this book is fun to read, but don't expect to learn anything new!