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By Lucy Lethbridge

Servants: A Downstairs View of Twentieth-century Britain is the social historical past of the final century during 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 type bargains a clean standpoint on a dramatic century. right here, the voices of servants and household employees, mostly missed by way of background, are eventually dropped at lifestyles: their day-by-day loved ones workouts, attitudes in the direction of their employers, and to one another, throw into sharp and intimate reduction the interval of feverish social swap in which they lived.

Sweeping in its scope, greatly researched and brilliantly saw, Servants is an unique and interesting portrait of twentieth-century Britain; an authoritative background that might swap and problem the way in which we glance at society.

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