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Download Upstairs Downstairs: Secrets of an Edwardian Household Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (163 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Hawkesworth Narrator: Jean Marsh Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN:
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Jean Marsh, who played Rose in the TV series Upstairs Downstairs, reads John Hawkesworth's classic novelisation.

It is 1905, and the Bellamys reside in Eaton Place, in the heart of London's Belgravia. Above stairs, Lady Marjorie runs the house and plans her husband's future in the government. Below stairs, Rose and Sarah, the maids, pursue their duties beneath the ever-watchful eye of Mr Hudson, the butler...

Upstairs Downstairs became one of the most-loved and enduring TV shows of all time during the 1970s. A huge hit with British and international audiences, it won countless awards, including seven Emmys, two BAFTAs and a Golden Globe. In 2010, the BBC revived the series, with two sumptuous feature-length episodes set in the same iconic house and with a distinguished cast including Keeley Hawes, Art Malik and Dame Eileen Atkins.

This novelisation is written by John Hawkesworth, who helped create the original series, and read by Jean Marsh, who starred as Rose in both the 1970s series and the BBC's updated revival. A fascinating tale of Edwardian family life, it is sure to delight fans old and new.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ahf | 12/25/2013

    " Simple knock off from the TV show. Enjoyable and light, but hardly important. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dona | 12/18/2013

    " A visit back to the 70's!! Loved the show on PBS and enjoyed reading the story all these years later. One thing I noticed, Downton Abbey is a blatent RIP OFF of Upstairs Downstairs!!! I think people who were not around in the 70's don't realize this. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 12/12/2013

    " I have tried watching, and now reading, and I just can't get over Clemence/Sarah's annoyingness. Bleargh. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 9/6/2013

    " Quick, easy read. I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 6/5/2013

    " Interested in anything like Downton Abbey and found this in my collection of withdrawn library books at home. Written in 1971 - light fictional read about the rich Bellamy family and the servants below stairs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adelaide | 6/2/2013

    " It bothered me a little the way characters flitted in and out of the novel without much development, but that didn't keep me from finishing it within a day. I wonder how the PBS mini-series' representation is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 5/20/2013

    " This was an OK book. I paid .25 for it at a library book sale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 10/28/2012

    " I LOVED this book. I listened to the audio version of it and was transported back in time. The personalities really came through with the narration and I felt I was observing the story play out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben White | 10/9/2012

    " I'd call this a guilty pleasure except I don't actually feel guilty about it. Nothing really happens and the writing isn't spectacular but I just can't get enough of these stupid books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 6/13/2012

    " Not as good as watching the series on PBS. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margo Brooks | 11/12/2011

    " Audiobook. A good read. It is clear that Downton Abbey got many of its plot points from this book, although all mixed up. It was good to hear the original. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 10/11/2011

    " 25-cent book sale purchase, moderately entertaining beach read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bruce | 8/8/2011

    " hilarious. Humans are infinitely strange. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 6/8/2011

    " I enjoyed going back to Eton Square again. "

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