The Maid's Tale

The Maid's Tale

Rose Plummer / Feb 20, 2020
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  • Title: The Maid's Tale
  • Author: Rose Plummer
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  • Page: 185
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    1. This book wasn t so much of an easy read , as meeting a dear friend for a chat and a catch up over coffee I loved it With many of my ancestresses having been in domestic service during the same time period as Rose, but no longer here to share their experiences, Rose s account of her life in service opened a window on a new world and opened my eyes on so many things that today we take for granted I understand now why my Great Grandma was quoted as saying that she never wanted any of her children [...]

    2. Recounted by a woman living in comfort in an old people s home to a man wise enough to record her story and bring it to us, this is a strongly felt, vivid memoir Rose started life in a smelly room in London s East End and saw women wasted on early marriage and too many children her mother was always tired and her father couldn t earn enough to keep them all Rose had to go into service aged fifteen as jobs were scarce for girls She started as a maid of all work in a small house From the first day [...]

    3. A very satisfying read and the type of book you read in between larger ones as it s short and breezy The book felt like you were sitting down for a nice cup of tea with Rose Plummer vs a memoir.Also learned some fascinating things about life in London I didn t know prior The stories of East London and the poverty reminded me a lot of the book Down and Out in Paris and London as well as the stories I have seen on the popular BBC series Call the Midwife.Really enjoyed the book

    4. Rose Plummer was born in 1910 1994 She was only 15 years old when she left home as a live in domestic servant to a wealthy household It was a life of harsh hours with low pay and very little time off She lived in London at the end of the Second World War She is an interesting storyteller sharing many interesting stories when she worked as a housekeeper and a cook This is a true story of the life of Rose Plummer, I enjoyed the book and at the end it will make you smile.

    5. Rose Plummer was born in 1910, had a very poor upbringing and entered service as a maid at the age of fifteen The Maid s Tale Life Below Stairs As It Really Was is her own story of this time as told to Tom Quinn.Rose isn t shy about including everything, the full extent of the poverty experienced in childhood, sharing a bed with her siblings, an outdoor toilet with her neighbours and petty theft to get by.In adulthood she doesn t hold back from telling us about her flirting with soldiers in the [...]

    6. Rose, the narrator, is such an honest and sympathetic person It s so easy to see what it was like to be a maid during the time of Downton Abbey Amazing how much has changed since then I loved this book.

    7. When we think of life with servants, we usually think about those they served In this book, the memories of a maid, show us what life was like below stairs It was a life of unending toil and grinding work from rising in the wee hours, until they turned in at night The life of the servants was strictly regimented, with very little time to themselves It was pretty grim until after WWI, when factory jobs opened up as an alternative Then servants became scarce and life lightened up a bit.It wasn t n [...]

    8. This is a great first hand account of a woman who worked as a domestic servant in the 1920 s and 1930 s I always feel a little uncomfortable when people revere the past and view it as a gentler, kinder time That may have been the case for some, but as this book reveals, the past had its share of violence, prejudice, injustice, and poverty This book puts the past into perspective The author also provides insight into the changing status and treatment of domestic servants and the working class in [...]

    9. Rose is a wonderful storyteller with a remarkable memory for the past Very interesting readI learned a lot I would have love to meet this woman Critically, I have to say the ending of the book was flat, scattered in thought, and abrupt.if it wasn t for the page count reaching its end, I wouldn t have known it was over I thought I must be missing some pages Overall, an excellent read, so I am recommending this book The East End will come alive for you Next, I m reading Jack London s People of the [...]

    10. This was a fascinating read about the life of a domestic servant in London in the early 1900s I never realised there was so much hierarchy and levels of class between household servants, as well as between servants from different classes of houses Programs like Downton Abbey give the impression that servants are all equal and usually friends, but this was rarely so The rules and regulations servants had to follow were also eye opening A quick, easy read Highly recommended.

    11. 3.5 stars A short book but very enlightening Told by 90 something year old Rose Plummer who was raised in a slum in London and was forced to work at age 14 as a maid in a large understaffed house in pre WWII London for a number of years until she secretly married a footman and left the house Life was hard and work was practically slavery Very interesting

    12. A quick and easy read about life in the domestic service in England in the 20 s and 30 s, and the strong social divisions that existed at that time Rose Plummer s autobiography is an insight into a vanished world of butlers, cooks and maids.

    13. Very well worth reading, very absorbing portait of life as a servant in pre first world war London The thing I liked best about it is that it was not at all nostalgic and completely insightful about how class bound even compared to now society is now.

    14. I love stories about upstairs downstairs, maids and history but thought this was quite slow going and didn t enjoy it overly.

    15. This book certainly doesn t paint a cosy picture of being a domestic servant in the early twentieth century Interesting, quite sweary.

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