The Downtown Abbey Rules for Household Staff by Mr Carson
Published by Headline
9th October 2014
The household staff of Downton Abbey carry out their duties with effortless dignity, finesse and pride. Yet how do they know how exactly to lay the table, when to leave the room to give Lord and Lady Grantham their privacy, how to care for Lady Mary's furs and which uniform to wear when? This recently recovered and fascinating staff handbook answers all of these questions and more.
Covering all the main positions of the Downton household - footman, lady's maid, housekeeper, groundsman and more - and with a general introduction for new members of staff from Carson the Butler, this book tells you everything you need to know about working below stairs in the grand estate of Downton Abbey.
Carson, the esteemed butler of Downtown Abbey has written an indispensable guide to running your household with his book Rules for Household Staff. Fans of the television show will love this fabulous companion to the programme which not only explains the roles that each member of staff should play, but also vital information such as how to clean your silver, the best way to store wine in your cellar.
This is a short book, but full of in-depth information that I found fascinating to learn. The complexity of who does what, and when, and why and how is immense.
If you are thinking of buying a stately home, or just want your household to run better, then turn to Carson and heed his advice. The running of your household could not be in better hands.
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