London : Michael O' Mara Books, 2011.
1 online resource (220 p.)
Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication page; Contents; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE Social Background; CHAPTER TWO Household Structure; CHAPTER THREE Pay and Conditions; CHAPTER FOUR A Day in the Life of a Country House; CHAPTER FIVE Toil and Technique; CHAPTER SIX Special Occasions; CHAPTER SEVEN Code of Conduct; CHAPTER EIGHT Hiring and Firing; CHAPTER NINE The High Life; Conclusion; Sources and Bibliography; Picture Acknowledgements; Index.
"Downton Abbey"--The most successful British period drama in years and the number - is one most-watched drama programme of 2010. This title reveals a detailed picture of what really went on 'downstairs', describing the true-life trials and tribulations of Edwardian servants.