My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was an interesting glimpse into the past in England, although some of it could have easily applied to early 20th Century America as well. Some of the terms are very British which can get a little confusing for American readers, but they are easy enough to look up when needed. The differences between the classes were displayed starkly and frankly, and it was sad to see that some of this class separation still occurs today.
There seemed to be a lot of pages dedicated just to food descriptions, but that wasn't too surprising since it's the memoir of a kitchen maid. However, it did make certain parts drag on a bit. Overall, this was a nice little book that shows the difficulty in working for others of another class.
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