Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor (Paperback)

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    Rosina Harrison (1899-1989) served as Lady Nancy Astor's personal maid for over thirty-five years and was the author of two books.

    In 1928, Rosina Harrison arrived at the illustrious household of the Astor family to take up her new position as personal maid to the infamously temperamental Lady Nancy Astor, who sat in Parliament, entertained royalty, and traveled the world. "She's not a lady as you would understand a lady" was the butler's ominous warning. But what no one expected was that the iron-willed Lady Astor was about to meet her match in the no-nonsense, whip-smart girl from the country.

    For 35 years, from the parties thrown for royalty and trips across the globe, to the air raids during WWII, Rose was by Lady Astor's side and behind the scenes, keeping everything running smoothly. In charge of everything from the clothes and furs to the baggage to the priceless diamond "sparklers," Rose was closer to Lady Astor than anyone else. In her decades of service she received one £5 raise, but she traveled the world in style and retired with a lifetime's worth of stories. Like Gosford Park and Downton Abbey, ROSE is a captivating insight into the great wealth 'upstairs' and the endless work 'downstairs', but it is also the story of an unlikely decades-long friendship that grew between Her Ladyship and her spirited Yorkshire maid.

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    ISBN 9780143120865
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
    Format Paperback
    Pages 354
    Publisher Date 2011-12-27 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Group USA
    Copyright Year 1975
    Height 7.75 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.55 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle My Life in Service to Lady Astor
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Harrison, Rosina
    Country of Origin United States

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