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The Resource Servants : a downstairs history of Britain from the nineteenth century to modern times, Lucy Lethbridge

Servants : a downstairs history of Britain from the nineteenth century to modern times, Lucy Lethbridge

Label
Servants : a downstairs history of Britain from the nineteenth century to modern times
Title
Servants
Title remainder
a downstairs history of Britain from the nineteenth century to modern times
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Lethbridge
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A compassionate and discerning exploration of the complex relationship between the server, the served, and the world they lived in, Servants opens a window onto British society from the Edwardian period to the present
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lethbridge, Lucy
Dewey number
331.7/61640941
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8039.D52
LC item number
G7766 2013b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Household employees
  • Household employees
  • Social classes
  • Great Britain
Label
Servants : a downstairs history of Britain from the nineteenth century to modern times, Lucy Lethbridge
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published under the title: Servants : a downstairs view of twentieth-century Britain
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [327]-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The symbolic pantomime. "A sort of silence and embarrassment" ; The dainty life ; "A seat in the hall" ; Centralising the egg yolks ; Popinjays and mob caps ; The desire for perfection ; "Some poor girl's got to go up and down, up and down-- " -- The sacred trust. The ideal village ; "Silent, obsequious, and omnipresent" ; Bowing and scraping -- The age of ambivalence. "Out of a cage" ; "Don't think your life will be any different to mine" "It was exploitation but it worked" ; "Tall, strong, healthy, and keen to work" ; The mechanical maid -- Outer show and inner life. "A vast machine that has forgotten how to stop working" ; "Bachelor establishments are notoriously comfortable" ; The question of the inner life ; "Do they really drink out of their saucers?' ; "Of alien origin" -- A new Jerusalem. "A new and useful life" ; The housewife militant ; "The change-- it must have been terrible for them" ; The shape of things to come -- "We don't want them days again." "We've moved to the front" ; "I'd never done what I liked-- never in all my life" ; "We like it because the past is not so worrying as the news."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American Edition.
Extent
xi, 385 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393241099
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013028069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)829738431
  • (OCoLC)ocn829738431
  • 2013376
Label
Servants : a downstairs history of Britain from the nineteenth century to modern times, Lucy Lethbridge
Publication
Note
Originally published under the title: Servants : a downstairs view of twentieth-century Britain
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [327]-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The symbolic pantomime. "A sort of silence and embarrassment" ; The dainty life ; "A seat in the hall" ; Centralising the egg yolks ; Popinjays and mob caps ; The desire for perfection ; "Some poor girl's got to go up and down, up and down-- " -- The sacred trust. The ideal village ; "Silent, obsequious, and omnipresent" ; Bowing and scraping -- The age of ambivalence. "Out of a cage" ; "Don't think your life will be any different to mine" "It was exploitation but it worked" ; "Tall, strong, healthy, and keen to work" ; The mechanical maid -- Outer show and inner life. "A vast machine that has forgotten how to stop working" ; "Bachelor establishments are notoriously comfortable" ; The question of the inner life ; "Do they really drink out of their saucers?' ; "Of alien origin" -- A new Jerusalem. "A new and useful life" ; The housewife militant ; "The change-- it must have been terrible for them" ; The shape of things to come -- "We don't want them days again." "We've moved to the front" ; "I'd never done what I liked-- never in all my life" ; "We like it because the past is not so worrying as the news."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American Edition.
Extent
xi, 385 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393241099
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013028069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)829738431
  • (OCoLC)ocn829738431
  • 2013376

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