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The maid's tale / Rose Plummer as told to Tom Quinn.

By: Plummer, Rose, 1910-.
Contributor(s): Quinn, Tom, 1956-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Bath] : Windsor/Paragon, 2012, c2011Edition: Large print ed.Description: 197 p. (large print) ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781445859323 (cased); 1445859327 (cased); 9781445859330 (pbk.); 1445859335 (pbk.).Subject(s): Women household employees -- England -- London -- Social conditions -- 20th century | Large type books | Household employees -- England -- London -- Biography | Women household employees -- England -- London -- Biography | Plummer, Rose, 1910-DDC classification: 640.46092 Summary: "Born in 1910, Rose Plummer grew up[ in an East End slum; she knew at first hand a soot-blackened world, where you slept in your clothes and fought an unending battle with hunger and bedbugs. At the age of fifteen, Rose started work as a live-in mad at a house in the West End. Despite the poverty of her childhood, nothing could have prepared her for the long hours, the backbreaking work and the harshness of this new world. Rose found herself workin g from six in the morning to nine at night in a house where the only unheated bedroom was the one she slept in. Here, and in later, grander, houses Rose had to endure the strict hierarchy of the servants' world where the maid was expected to put up with sex pests, deranged employers, verbal and even physical abuse..."--Back cover.
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Rose Plummer grew up in an East End slum. At 15 she left the squalor of Hoxton & started work as a live-in maid at a house in the West End. Nothing could have prepared her for the long hours, the backbreaking work & the harshness of this new world.

Standard print ed. originally published: London : Coronet, 2011.

Cover subtitle: Life below stairs as it really was.

"Born in 1910, Rose Plummer grew up[ in an East End slum; she knew at first hand a soot-blackened world, where you slept in your clothes and fought an unending battle with hunger and bedbugs. At the age of fifteen, Rose started work as a live-in mad at a house in the West End. Despite the poverty of her childhood, nothing could have prepared her for the long hours, the backbreaking work and the harshness of this new world. Rose found herself workin g from six in the morning to nine at night in a house where the only unheated bedroom was the one she slept in. Here, and in later, grander, houses Rose had to endure the strict hierarchy of the servants' world where the maid was expected to put up with sex pests, deranged employers, verbal and even physical abuse..."--Back cover.

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