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The bustling noisy streets where fish sellers jostled with hurdy gurdy men organ grinders and street fighters where children dodged between the wheels of horse drawn carts and where money could still be made The Maids Epub / by mudlarks and the rag and bone man At the age of fifteen Rose left the noise and sualor of Hoxton and started work as a live in maid at a house in the West End Despite the poverty of her childhood nothing could have prepared her for the long hours the backbreaking work and the harshness of this new world; a world in which serva.

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➳ [Reading] ➶ The Maids Tale By Rose Plummer ➩ – Pnoy.me Born in 1910 Rose Plummer grew up in an East End slum; she knew at first hand a soot blackened world lit by candles and oil lamps where you slept in your clothes if you hadn't already been sewn into t[Reading] The Maids Tale By Rose Plummer Pnoy.me Born in 1910 Rose Plummer grew up in an East End slum; she knew at first hand a soot blackened world lit by candles and oil lamps where you slept in your clothes if you hadn't already been sewn into t Born in Rose Plummer grew up in an East End slum; she knew at first hand a soot blackened world lit by candles and oil lamps where you slept in your clothes if you hadn't already been sewn into them for the winter and fought an unending battle with hunger and bed bugsAt its best life was lived on.

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maids pdf tale book The Maids book The Maids Tale PDFThe bustling noisy streets where fish sellers jostled with hurdy gurdy men organ grinders and street fighters where children dodged between the wheels of horse drawn carts and where money could still be made The Maids Epub / by mudlarks and the rag and bone man At the age of fifteen Rose left the noise and sualor of Hoxton and started work as a live in maid at a house in the West End Despite the poverty of her childhood nothing could have prepared her for the long hours the backbreaking work and the harshness of this new world; a world in which serva.

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  1. Caroline Caroline says:

    The Maids Tale ePUB Û The Maids Epub / maids pdf, tale book, The Maids book, The Maids Tale PDFThis was ghost written but nevertheless written in an authentic voice helped perhaps by Rose's vehemence and lusty use of swearing It's written in the first person and I suspect large parts of it were dictated by Rose herselfShe was born in the East End of London and worked as a house maid in various middle and upper class families in the 1920's and '30s It is fascinating to read about her childhood and work experiences She says her Cockney accent was so strong she literally could not understand the English spoken by her employers at first nor they hers She was no forelock tugger and right from the start appreciated the misfortune of her position in life She went on later to join the Communist PartyThere was deep poverty in her childhood but at least she was the first of her family to be able to attend school She could have gone on to university she was at a grammar school and her headmaster actually went round to speak to her parents about furthering her education but her family co


  2. Teresa Teresa says:

    The Maids Tale ePUB Û The Maids Epub / maids pdf, tale book, The Maids book, The Maids Tale PDFWhat a fascinating and absorbing read this book was It's a short light read but Roses's story is so interesting you won't want to put the book down The author Tom uinn who told the s


  3. Debbie Debbie says:

    The Maids Tale ePUB Û The Maids Epub / maids pdf, tale book, The Maids book, The Maids Tale PDFThis book wasn't so much of an 'easy read' as meeting a dear friend for a chat and a catch up over coffee I loved itWith many of my ancestresses having been in domestic service during the same time period as Rose but no longer here to share their experiences Rose's account of her life 'in service' opened a window on a new world and opened my eyes on so many things that today we take for granted I understand now why my Great Grandma was uoted as saying that she never wanted any of her children to be a domesticHow times have changedRoses accounts of her background the people the city the 'protocols' of the time along with her memories of her time in service brought the story to li


  4. Clare O& Clare O& says:

    The Maids Tale ePUB Û The Maids Epub / maids pdf, tale book, The Maids book, The Maids Tale PDFRecounted by a woman living in comfort in an old people's home to a man wise enough to record her story and bring it to us this is a strongly felt vivid memoir Rose started life in a smelly room in London's East End and saw women 'wasted on early marriage and too many children'; her mother was always tired and her father couldn't earn enough to keep them all Rose had to go into service aged fifteen as jobs were scarce for girls She started as a maid of all work in a small house From the first day's work her hands were raw and bleeding and she wore out her knees uickly as so much work had to be done on her knees from sweeping carpets to whitening steps Fires were lit each day and the ash and coal dirt made life tedious Not to mention hauling buckets of hot water upstairs if a cl


  5. Kim A Kim A says:

    The Maids Tale ePUB Û The Maids Epub / maids pdf, tale book, The Maids book, The Maids Tale PDFA very satisfying read and the type of book you read in between larger ones as it's short and breezy The book felt like you were sitting down for a nice cup of tea with Rose Plummer vs a memoirAlso learned some fascinating things about life in London I didn't know prior The stories of East London and the poverty reminded me a lot of the book Down and Out in Paris and London as well as the stories I have seen on the popular BBC series Call the MidwifeReally enjoyed the book


  6. Patsy Patsy says:

    The Maids Tale ePUB Û The Maids Epub / maids pdf, tale book, The Maids book, The Maids Tale PDFRose Plummer was born in 1910 1994 She was only 15 years old when she left home as a live in domestic servant to a wealthy household It was a life of harsh hours with low pay and very little time off She lived in London at the end of the Second World War She is an i


  7. Lauren Lauren says:

    The Maids Tale ePUB Û The Maids Epub / maids pdf, tale book, The Maids book, The Maids Tale PDFFascinating and an easy read I wish I could have met Rose she's such an interesting person


  8. Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum says:

    The Maids Tale ePUB Û The Maids Epub / maids pdf, tale book, The Maids book, The Maids Tale PDFRose Plummer was born in 1910 had a very poor upbringing and entered service as a maid at the age of fifteen The Maid's Tale Life Below Stairs As It Really Was is her own story of this time as told to Tom uinnRose isn't shy about including everything the full extent of the poverty experienced in childhood sharing a bed with her siblings an outdoor toilet with her neighbours and petty theft to get byIn adulthood she doesn't hold back from telling us about her flirting with soldiers in the park which made me giggle and the butler spit polishing the silver which the 'family' then used to eat their dinner withThese are personal highlights however the majority of the book enlightens the reader about domestic service during this period; how the hierarchy of servants was structured the delegation of tasks what food each level of servant generally ate and the perks for eachRose shares her personal story of en


  9. Mary Hart Perry Mary Hart Perry says:

    The Maids Tale ePUB Û The Maids Epub / maids pdf, tale book, The Maids book, The Maids Tale PDFRose the narrator is such an honest and sympathetic person It's so easy to see what it was like to be a maid during the time of Downton Abbey Amazing how much has changed since then I loved this book


  10. Jenna Jenna says:

    The Maids Tale ePUB Û The Maids Epub / maids pdf, tale book, The Maids book, The Maids Tale PDFMakes me look at Downton Abbey in a whole new light


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