For centuries affluent households were dependent on the armies of servants who kept them running like clockwork. During 1901 to 1910, the Edwardian Era, rich, landowning families would have at least 20 domestic servants, while most country houses employed around 40-50 indoor staff. Upstairs and Downstairs offers vivid insights into the daily life of servants and their wealthy employers, exploring the hierachy that existed not only between servants and their masters but also among the staff themselves. Drawing on personal accounts of both the servants and their employers, this book reveals the secret histories of the people and their houses.
•.Includes accounts from actual masters and servants, including Winston Churchill, Virginia Woolf and Beatrix Potter,
•Hardcover, 128 pages, 200 color and black & white illustrations.