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Eric Horne served various members of the nobility and gentry for fifty-seven years before retiring after World War I with a small pension from a former employer.
Tales from behind the scenes from tight lipped buttlers. If you are a Downton Abbey fan you will understand that I bought this book feeding my habit. Read morePublished 1 month ago by DH
The book was an "easy read" which chronicled the life of Eric Holme . It was a little disappointing in it's "style" written rather amateurishly. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Paul Guido
Very enjoyable reading, a bit rambling at times, but on the whole a good read with amusing insight into the Victorian culture and mores.Published 14 months ago by Jan H. Herndon
I was expecting more of what went on in the butler's domain, but, instead, got a large glimpse of the butler's personal life before he began buttling. Not very interesting.Published 18 months ago by P. A. Stefanelli
For anyone interested in domestics and the history of domestics, this is a superb book. would recommend for anyone who wants a history lesson in domestics.Published on December 3, 2012 by Bob B.
The paper edition is $10, which is OK. The kindle version $13 which is pure cheek.
The English edition is from 1923 and is therefore in any case out of copyright in the US. Read more
Couldn't wait to read this and wasn't disappointed. Even though he complains a lot, it is an authentic look at what the English class system was all about back in the day. Read morePublished on June 3, 2012 by E. Bryant
This is a very shallow narrative about the life of the "serving" class in England. It wasn't very interesting and didn't give many specific details of the inter-action between the... Read morePublished on May 21, 2012 by Jacqueline Sanford