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By Michael Paterson | Comments: ( 393 ) | Date: ( Dec 06, 2019 )

The Victorian and Edwardian eras in the run up to 1914 marked the golden age of the English country house, when opulence and formality attained a level that would never be matched again The ease of these perfect settings for flirtation and relaxation was maintained by a large and well trained staff of servants Although those in service worked very long hours and had liThe Victorian and Edwardian eras in the run up to 1914 marked the golden age of the English country house, when opulence and formality attained a level that would never be matched again The ease of these perfect settings for flirtation and relaxation was maintained by a large and well trained staff of servants Although those in service worked very long hours and had little personal freedom, many were proud of their positions and grateful for the relative security these gave Indeed, the strictly hierarchical world below stairs could be snobbish than that of a house s owners Michael Paterson skilfully and entertainingly explores the myths and realities of this vanished world, both upstairs and down.


  • Title: Private Life in Britain's Stately Homes: Masters and Servants in the Golden Age
  • Author: Michael Paterson
  • ISBN: 9781780336893
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Private Life in Britain's Stately Homes: Masters and Servants in the Golden Age

  • Delphine

    "A brief guide" observes both English country houses and its inhabitants (upstairs and downstairs). The book contains some nice-to-know-facts, but it lacks structure and is a bit too apologetic towards the aristocracy to my taste.


  • Methaya

    Unfortunately this book falls short of the mark. The writing is rambling and often repetitive. The chapter titles seem only to provide an excuse to natter on incessantly about any and all generalities pertaining to British country houses. Simple but valuable info is entirely lacking: except for one figure which is only mentioned as an excessive oddity, the author doesn't even provide simple facts like the number of servants necessary for an average country house in general or even specifically f [...]


  • Monica

    This book was filled with a lot of interesting facts about the "Golden Age" of landed homes in England. I enjoyed learning more, but wasn't always captivated by the pace or voice of the book.


  • Katherine Stephanis

    Didn't like at all, the tone was unprofessional. Quite jingoistic, really. Didn't finish.


  • Kathleen

    Some interesting insights. Covers a broader time period than you might think from the title.


  • Rachel Mantas

    I started out reading this book before my journey to England this past August. I decided to pack the book as it was just under 300 pages, and easy enough to tote around for train & plane rides. Though parts of the book seem to be written redundantly, I did not find the trivialities less useful. I was journeying to visit both Hatfield House, as well as Dartmoor Castle (both of which locations are mentioned in the book, if Dartmoor, mainly for the town) and enjoyed getting to read the treasure [...]


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