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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mollie Moran Narrator: Veida Dehmlow Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9781494575304
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Mollie Moran is one of the few people alive today who can recall working "downstairs" in the early 1930s before the outbreak of World War II. In Minding the Manor, she provides a rare and fascinating insight into a world that has long since vanished. Mollie left school at age fourteen and became a scullery maid for a wealthy gentleman with a mansion house in London's Knightsbridge and a Tudor manor in Norfolk. Even though her days were long and grueling and included such endless tasks as polishing doorknobs, scrubbing steps, and helping with all of the food prep in the kitchen, Mollie enjoyed her freedom and had a rich life. Like any bright-eyed teenager, Mollie also spent her days daydreaming about boys, dresses, and dances. She cherished her friendship with Flo, the kitchen maid, dated a sweet farmhand, and became secretly involved with a brooding and temperamental footman. Molly eventually rose to kitchen maid and then became cook for the Earl of Leicester's niece at the magnificent Wallington Hall. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Mollie Moran (1916–2014) grew up in Norfolk and was sent to London as a scullery maid at the age of fourteen. She left her employer in 1938 to marry an Irish airman, with whom she later ran a hotel in Bournemouth. When she was well into her nineties, Mollie still regularly hosted Scrabble parties and cooked for up to twenty-five people.

About the Narrator

Veida Dehmlow, a classically trained actress in England, has dozens of stage credits to her name. She has appeared in London’s West End, national tours, and many regional repertory theaters. Her voice work includes commercials, video games, and the narration of books in a variety of genres, including nonfiction, historical romance, short stories, and children’s books.