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Life in the Victorian Country House (signed by the Author)

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Country houses formed a distinct community and power base within the broader Victorian countryside. This book shows how landed families' day-to-day existence depended on the skills of the indoor servants who provided their meals and ministered to their general comfort, and the outdoor staff who contributed to their leisure and sporting pursuits. It considers the relationship - and the divisions - between those living 'above stairs' and the carefully considered hierarchy of domestics who met their needs 'below stairs'. Also considered are the wider social activities of the two groups who, while living under the same roof, experienced a very different daily round. That applied to preparations for the holding of house parties and the running of sporting events, as well as the important social influence exerted by the London 'Season'.
Paperback published in 2010 by Shire Publications, with a dedication and signature from the author on the title page 'with very best wishes from Pamela, Pamela Horn'. 128 pages, book is in virtually as new condition. Binding sound and pages clean and unmarked. Some small surface scratch marks on outer surface of cover and the very edges of the shiny cover are very slightly bent, otherwise the book does not really appear to have been opened or used.

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Author(s):
Pamela Horn
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-13:
9780747807506
Publisher:
Shire Publications
Title:
Life in the Victorian Country House (signed by the Author)

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Country houses formed a distinct community and power base within the broader Victorian countryside. This book shows how landed families' day-to-day existence depended on the skills of the indoor servants who provided their meals and ministered to their general comfort, and the outdoor staff who contributed to their leisure and sporting pursuits. It considers the relationship - and the divisions - between those living 'above stairs' and the carefully considered hierarchy of domestics who met their needs 'below stairs'. Also considered are the wider social activities of the two groups who, while living under the same roof, experienced a very different daily round. That applied to preparations for the holding of house parties and the running of sporting events, as well as the important social influence exerted by the London 'Season'.
Paperback published in 2010 by Shire Publications, with a dedication and signature from the author on the title page 'with very best wishes from Pamela, Pamela Horn'. 128 pages, book is in virtually as new condition. Binding sound and pages clean and unmarked. Some small surface scratch marks on outer surface of cover and the very edges of the shiny cover are very slightly bent, otherwise the book does not really appear to have been opened or used.

Author(s):
Pamela Horn
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-13:
9780747807506
Publisher:
Shire Publications
Title:
Life in the Victorian Country House (signed by the Author)

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