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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (431 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rosina Harrison Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1928, Rosina Harrison arrived at theillustrious household of the Astor family to take up her new position aspersonal maid to the infamously unconventional Lady Astor, who sat inParliament, entertained royalty, and traveled the world. Here, in Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor, Harrison shares with listeners her fascinating story. /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-si

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jenny Brown | 2/15/2014

    " I, like everyone else I think, picked this up between seasons of "Downton Abbey." And this was a fun stand-in until new episodes began. Rose is quite frank in telling the dirty truths of being a maid--not nearly so easy as it appears on screen--and her relationship with Lady Astor was quite difficult, but truly caring it seems. The downfall of the book is in simply too much detail. I flew through the first half of the book, but there were many names dropped and extensive detail that weighed the second half of the book down. A worthy read for fans of the era; to be skipped by everyone else. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Diane S. | 2/7/2014

    " 3.5 Fascinating glimpse of a world gone by, of the very rich, and their many extremes of behavior. Loved reading about Rose and her early life, her family and the support she received from her mother who helped her become a ladies maid. The hierarchy of the servant class placed a ladies maid nearer to the top, but it was still hard work. Lady Astor, who was the first woman elected to parliament was by all accounts very difficult, a difficulty that Rose had to learn to negotiate in order to perform her duties and still retain something of her own characters. This she does to marvelous effect. I think I would have liked to have met this plucky woman. Fans of Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs will enjoy this account. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristen | 2/7/2014

    " This was nice to read in conjunction with Below Stairs. As a lady's maid, she was in the middle of all the Up Stairs action, which is not something you get from Below Stairs at all. Rose's account of WWII was fascinating. I wasn't always sure if I liked her, mostly due to the fact that she worked so closely with the Astors and then wrote a book about them, but it was an interesting and quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jo | 2/5/2014

    " Apart from some dire spelling mistakes this was a great read, very interesting and detailed. A life such as Rose's 'in service' is unimaginable to most women nowadays so this was a real insight. A must-read for fans of Downton! "

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