Minding the Manor

Minding the Manor

The Memoir of A 1930s English Kitchen Maid

Book - 2014
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"True story of a feisty and fun-loving young English girl's adventures while in domestic service in the 1930's as a scullery maid, then kitchen maid and cook. Includes recipes and household cleaning tips"-- Provided by publisher.
"Born in 1916 in Norfolk, Mollie Moran is one of the few people still alive today who can recall working "downstairs" in the golden years of the early 1930's before the outbreak of WWII. She provides a rare and fascinating insight into a world that has long since vanished. Mollie left school at age fourteen and became a scullery maid for a wealthy gentleman with a mansion house in London's Knighsbridge and a Tudor manor in Norfolk. Even though Mollie's days were long and grueling and included endless tasks, such as polishing doorknobs, scrubbing steps, and helping with all of the food prep in the kitchen, she enjoyed her freedom and had a rich life. Like any bright-eyed teenager, Mollie also spent her days daydreaming about boys, dresses, and dances. She became fast friends with the kitchen maid Flo, dated a sweet farmhand, and became secretly involved with a brooding, temperamental footman. Molly eventually rose to kitchen maid for Lord Islington and then cook for the Earl of Leicester's niece at the magnificent Wallington Hall."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9780762796830
0762796839
Branch Call Number: B MORAN
Characteristics: vi, 353 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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Nov 21, 2014

Loved this book. Easy, well written read. Author has a lovely sense of humour and a positive attitude towards life. Didn't want it to end.

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