New Book - Servants

New Book - Servants

Latest addition to my library

Lucy Lethbridge  Servants : A Downstairs View of Twentieth-century Britain from 2013. I'll share my views and some titbits later.

Lucy Lethbridge -

Here an interview with the author

Visible And Invisible: ‘Servants’ Looks At Life Downstairs
Author Lucy Lethbridge explores the history of British servants through their diaries, letters and memoirs. She says, “What I found particularly fascinating was how ... butlers were so butlery”; the old caricature of the clever manservant and the silly master is one “butlers have appeared to play to…