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Up and Down Stairs: The History of the Country House Servant Paperback – 1 Jan 2010

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  • Paperback: 374 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray (2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0719597307
  • ISBN-13: 978-0719597305
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 371,612 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is Gosford Park as non-fiction, and utterly fascinating (Times Literary Supplement)

'Entertaining saga of the class divide' (The Daily Express)

'Intimate and absorbing study' (The Sunday Times)

Architectural historian Masson brings alive the symbiotic relationship between the houses, their owners, and the workers. (Financial Times)

'Musson is excellent on the changing face of service in the twentieth century' (Spectator)

'Personal anecdotes bring this well-researched book to life' (Mail on Sunday)

'A brilliantly readable book full of human history and entertaining anecdotes' (Lancashire Evening Post)

'He retells the story at a cracking pace... we are reminded that all kinds of likely lads, including Chaucer, started out as paper pushers and cup bearers' (Guardian)

'Packed with quotes from memoirs and letters, as well as first hand accounts, a fascinating social history' (BBC Who Do You Think You Are Magazine)

'An ideal read' (Field Magazine)

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A history that brings to life the real country house servants

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