Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants by Alison Maloney. UPSTAIRS, an Edwardian home would have been a picture of elegance and calm, adorned with social gatherings and extravagantly envisioned dinner parties. DOWNSTAIRS, it was a hive of domestic activity, supported by a body of staff painstakingly devoted to ensuring the smooth running of the household. (Adult NonFiction) 3/13/13
“Nothing quite like this has ever been published before,” proclaimed The Guardian about the Neapolitan novels in 2014. Against the backdrop of a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous and a world undergoing epochal change, Elena Ferrante tells the story of a sixty-year friendship between the brilliant and bookish Elena and the fiery, rebellious Lila with unmatched honesty and brilliance.The four books in this novel cycle constitute a long, remarkable story, one that Vogue described…
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10 amazing novels that will take you to a different time - 10 amazing historical novels that will take you to another place and time. I love finding new ideas for what books to read next! Great historical fiction.