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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."
Control code
1443672
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
  • (Sirsi) 1443672
  • (OCoLC)829738431
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."
Control code
1443672
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
  • (Sirsi) 1443672
  • (OCoLC)829738431

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