Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor (Paperback)
My Life in Service to Lady Astor
Penguin Books, 9780143120865, 354pp.
Publication Date: December 27, 2011
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Praise For Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor…
"An extraordinary document, realistic, candid, and a rare look from the vantage point below stairs at a nostalgically romanticized world."
-Los Angeles Times
“A delectable assortment of tales and details about the habits of overprivileged Britishers and the people who served them…. Rosina is a feisty, keen-eyed, no-nonsense observer of caste, class, and character. And when she matches wills and wits with Lady Astor—a Virginia Belle by birth, a Member of Parliament, and mistress of a dazzling fortune, and of Cliveden, one of England’s most stately homes—the result is not only a crackling comedy of manners, but a sense of the way it was, firsthand.”
"Lady Astor's personal maid reveals her 'upstairs, downstairs' relationships with England's grandest family...Fascinating and deliciously readable!"
-The New York Times Book Review