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Gentlemen's Gentlemen: From Boot Boys to Butlers, True Stories of Life Below Stairs

Rosina Harrison

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Autobiography: general, Prose: non-fiction

First published forty years ago, Gentlemen's Gentlemen gives an insight into the golden age of service - a profession now almost completely lost.

You've read tales of lady's maids and cooks, housekeepers and nannies, but now it's time to hear from the other side of life as a servant. From the lamp boy to the butler, here are the fascinating storis from the men below stairs.

This treasure-trove of memories, collected together by Rosina Harrison, bestselling author of The Lady's Maid, includes the night the ill-fated Edward VIII came to dinner; the time Charlie Chaplin scandalised the servants with his 'familiar' behaviour - and the occasion when a hot potato dropped down a lady's decolletage at a veryexclusive supper party . . .

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Praise for Gentlemen's Gentlemen: From Boot Boys to Butlers, True Stories of Life Below Stairs

  • Fascinating - Sunday Telegraph

  • True and firsthand glimpses of a rich aristocratic life that is now all but dead - Sunday Express

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