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Offline BobAtchison

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I just put up a new book by Janet McKenzie Hill with loads of household servant tips focusing on serving at the table.  This book was issued several times over the years from around 1890 until 1926 - it is FULL of great things about life at the time.  You will love it!  Here's the link:

http://www.alexanderpalace.org/waitress/

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Re: New Book - A Guide for Edwardian Servants - the Up to Date Waitress
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2008, 01:38:28 PM »
Dear Bob.....this book is simply wonderful, I am enjoying it so very much! 

I just can't imagine all of the work these poor servents went through for each and every meal, its unbelievable,
and the tremendous amount of food served at one meal.  The waste must have been terrible.  The training of a new
servant must have taken a long time to  even remember it all.

Thank you for posting this book.  I love it!
Arleen

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Re: New Book - A Guide for Edwardian Servants - the Up to Date Waitress
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2008, 05:19:10 PM »
You might watch "1900 House" [BBC or PBS] and see how that routine was re-vreated.  Also, }Upstairs, Downstairs"  pretty depicted the ra  rather well.
 For me, I have trouble keeping a houseman and gardener !
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