They Also Serve (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 14253642

Bob Sharpe, who was born in 1902 and died in 1985, worked both in London and in several country houses. Tom Quinn is the editor of the Country Landowner's Magazine. He has spent the last 20 years interviewing people who worked in domestic service, and is the author of a number of books, including Eccentric London, Hidden Britain, London's Strangest Tales, and Tales of the Old Country Farmers.
During more than thirty years in a variety of houses, Bob Sharpe managed to rise from garden boy to valet and butler.

As a boy he had to kill pheasant chicks, boil rabbits for the estate dogs, carry the wood up and down stairs every day for thirty fires and sleep on the floor outside his master's room. He cleaned shoes, ironed underwear and socks and once had to stand all night in the hall waiting for a late visitor to arrive.But as a butler he was the best paid servant in the house, waited on, feared and respected by the other servants.Bob Sharpe knew the real world of upstairs downstairs and the secrets of the landed gentry - even to the point of incest and attempted murder!

They Also Serve shows you life below stairs as it really was and is perfect for fans ofDownton Abbey and nostalgia memoirs.


Part of the Lives of Servants series. Other titles in the series are: The Maid's Tale, The Cook's Taleand Cocoa at Midnight.

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ISBN 9781444735925
Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Format Paperback
Pages 246
Publisher Date 2012-10-10 00:00:00.0
Publisher Coronet
Copyright Year 2012
Height 8.0 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.35 lb
Language English
Audience General/trade
Authors Sharpe, Bob
Country of Origin United States

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