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    • A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times
    • By: Lucy Lethbridge
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 97
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      4 out of 5 stars 91
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      4 out of 5 stars 90

    From the immense staff running a lavish Edwardian estate and the lonely maid-of-all-work cooking in a cramped middle-class house to the poor child doing chores in a slightly less poor household, servants were essential to the British way of life. They were hired not only for their skills but also to demonstrate the social standing of their employers - even as they were required to tread softly and blend into the background. More than simply the laboring class serving the upper crust - as popular culture would have us believe - they were a diverse group that shaped and witnessed major changes in the modern home, family, and social order.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but gaps in info, narration difficult

    • By redsrule1 on 01-11-15
    • A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times
    • By: Lucy Lethbridge
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 12-18-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 97 ratings

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