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One Pair of Hands | [Monica Dickens]

One Pair of Hands

Unimpressed by the world of debutante balls, Monica Dickens shocked her family by getting a job. With no experience whatsoever, she gained employment as a cook-general. Monica's cooking and cleaning skills left much to be desired, and her first few positions were short lived, but soon she started to hold her own. Monica discovered the pleasure of daily banter with the milkman and grocer's boy, and the joy of doing an honest day's work, all the while keeping a wry eye on the childish pique of her employers.
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Publisher's Summary

Unimpressed by the world of debutante balls, Monica Dickens shocked her family by getting a job. With no experience whatsoever, she gained employment as a cook-general. Monica's cooking and cleaning skills left much to be desired, and her first few positions were short lived, but soon she started to hold her own.

Monica discovered the pleasure of daily banter with the milkman and grocer's boy, and the joy of doing an honest day's work, all the while keeping a wry eye on the childish pique of her employers. One Pair of Hands is a fascinating and thoroughly entertaining memoir of life upstairs and downstairs in the early 1930s.

©1939 Monica Dickens (P)2014 Soundings

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    John S. Seattle, WA United States 11-10-14
    John S. Seattle, WA United States 11-10-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Read the print edition years ago"

    and liked it, so thought I'd try the audio edition this time. Carole Boyd was a perfect fit as narrator, truly enhancing my enjoyment of the story!

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    8/19/14
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    "Different times & different attitudes"
    If you could sum up One Pair of Hands in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining,amusing odd


    What did you like best about this story?

    An insight into a a world that we hope no longer exists


    What about Carole Boyd’s performance did you like?

    I wasn't sure at first but once she got into her stride she did a good job


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I didn't find anything moving,it's not that kind of book


    Any additional comments?

    It had a vein of patronising the servant class in it I thought,rich girl from good family slumming it while at the same time doing someone who may have actuall needed work out of a job.Nevertheless it was entertaining.

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    LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom
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    "No storyline"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No I wouldn't recommend it. There was no storyline to the novel at all. It was just a series of jobs that the main character took on. She had no friends, family, relationships and no personality whatsoever. However, it was quite amusing in parts.


    What could Monica Dickens have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Made something happen???


    What about Carole Boyd’s performance did you like?

    The narrator was very good. She was good at doing different voices and accents. She did very well considering. However, the main character in the book was supposed to be in her mid 20's and the narrators voice sounded a lot older than that. Apart from that, I could listen to her narrating another book.


    Did One Pair of Hands inspire you to do anything?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    no

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