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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.
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 4 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 14 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 17 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 21 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