Title: I Laugh And Laugh And Laugh / Above Board, Below Stairs
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In 1968 first-time author Margaret Powell published Below Stairs, a memoir of the 10 years she had spent in domestic service earlier in the century. The book sold 14,000 copies in the first 12 months, a figure described both at the time and since as "huge". In fact, the figure is good but not spectacular. I originally read Below Stairs in the mid 70s as a history-mad schoolgirl.
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Margaret Powell (1907 – April 1984) was an English writer. Her book about her experiences in domestic service, Below Stairs, became a best-seller and she went on to write other books and became a television personality. Below Stairs was an impetus for Upstairs, Downstairs and the basis of Beryl's Lot, and is one of the inspirations of Downton Abbey. Ellen Margaret Steer's father Harry was seasonally employed as a house painter, and her mother Florence was a charwoman.
that was the only pleasure poor people could afford. It cost nothing-at least at the time when you were actually making the children. The fact that it would cost you something later on, well, the working-class people never looked ahead in those days
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Margaret Powell's Below Stairs became a sensation among readers reveling in the luxury and subtle class warfare of Masterpiece Theatre's hit television series Downton Abbey. Now in the sequel Servants' Hall, Powell tells the true story of Rose, the under-parlourmaid to the Wardham Family at Redlands, who took a shocking step: She eloped with the family's only son, Mr. Gerald. Servants' Hall is Margaret Powell at her best-a warm, funny and sometimes hilarious memoir of life at a time when wealthy families like ruled England. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.
Babies laugh and smile all the time. This means we are born to laugh make laugh other and people. Our sense of humour develops as we grow up. Some people become very good at telling jokes. it to I find difficult remember always jokes. I don’t understand jokes from other countries. Anyway, sense good a have I think I of humour and I like a good laugh. DISCUSSION (Write your own questions).
LILY, the caretaker's daughter, was literally run off her feet. Kate and Julia came toddling down the dark stairs at once. He could hear two persons talking in the pantry. Then he recognised Freddy Malins' laugh. He went down the stairs noisily. It's such a relief," said Aunt Kate to Mrs. Conroy, "that Gabriel is here.
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- Arranged By, Producer – Don Gould
NotesComes in a picture sleeve
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- Matrix / Runout (Label A side): BGBS 1098
- Matrix / Runout (Label B side): BGBS 1099