Upstairs and Downstairs : The Illustrated Guide to the Real World of Downton Abbey
This beautifully illustrated book takes the reader on a journey through a day in the life of the workings of homes from the Edwardian era up to the beginning of the Second World War. Starting with the work done by the servants before the family had even started to stir and culminating with the preparation both above and below stairs for a sophisticated dinner party, Upstairs and Downstairs intersperses this with feature spreads on famous figures from the period, including Beatrix Potter, P G Wodehouse and Winston Churchill. Also included throughout are personal accounts from masters and their servants which reveal the secret histories of the people and the houses themselves.
- Hardback | 128 pages
- 238 x 286 x 18mm | 816.46g
- 04 Sep 2012
- Carlton Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 200 b&w & colour images
Table of contents
Contents and Introduction; Before Dawn; Breakfast time; A Morning Routine; Lunchtime; Afternoon Activities; Fine Dining; The End of the Day; Index and Credits.
About Sarah Warwick
Sarah Warwick is former editor of Family History Monthly and currently works as a freelance journalist. She has written for a variety of publications on the subject of social history, including the BBC's magazine Who Do You Think Are?, Family History Monthly and The Lady. She lives in London.