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By Lucy Lethbridge

Servants: A Downstairs View of Twentieth-century Britain is the social background of the final century in the course of the eyes of these who served. From the butler, the footman, the maid and the prepare dinner of 1900 to the au pairs, cleaners and childminders who took their position seventy years later, a formerly unheard classification deals a clean viewpoint on a dramatic century. the following, the voices of servants and family employees, mostly missed through background, are eventually delivered to existence: their day-by-day loved ones workouts, attitudes in the direction of their employers, and to one another, throw into sharp and intimate aid the interval of feverish social swap in which they lived.

Sweeping in its scope, commonly researched and brilliantly saw, Servants is an unique and interesting portrait of twentieth-century Britain; an authoritative historical past that would switch and problem the best way we glance at society.

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