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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.
Mr. Horne gives a good accounting of his experiences, interwoven with stories from his lifetime of observation. His life was much harder than I would have imagined. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Shenandoah1865
It was interesting, but certainly not a great title. A biography of a guy who became a butler, and really pretty pedestrian. I didn't expect great writing, and didn't get it.Published 8 months ago by B. Macdonough
This book wasn't half as good as I thought it would be from various recommendations of other authors. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Katharine
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 11 months 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 21 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 on November 20, 2013 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 on July 11, 2013 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.
Interesting- since it is real- shows the negative sides of a live in service- but the stories are all short and bare on details- not a tell all bookPublished on November 27, 2012 by Amazon Customer