Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor #(2021)
- Title: Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor
- Author: Rosina Harrison
- ISBN: -
- Page: 170
- Format: Kindle Edition
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I started reading this just before Downton Abbey started up again in Australia for its 5th I think season, so it was good timing to get me back into the mindset of those times However, I haven t noticed any of the lady s maids in Downton Abbey being quite so forthright as Lady Astor s maid, Rose, says she was in her time I found it interesting that Rose s mother suggested Rose become a lady s maid because she had said she d like to travel And even interesting that Rose was able to dictate her t [...]
Rose My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina HarrisonI was interested in learning about what it was like to be a servant to a woman of power Rosina Harrison s book was interesting but I found it interesting in the beginning, when it was about her as she began her life in service as a junior lady s maid to her rise to lady s maid I wanted to hear about her duties and her travels I really did really care about Lady Astor so much but that s what this book is ultimately about, and it really doe [...]
This was an interesting look into a real life story of an upstairs downstairs situation The book is full of anecdotes and stories of what Rose experienced and what her day to day life was like Not exactly a gripping page turner but I liked it and am glad I read it.
This memoir begins with Rose as one of four children of a Yorkshire stonemason, and his wife who took in laundry Reading about Rose s day to day life is exhausting She never seemed to have a moment to call her own, and that would stand her in good stead once she became Lady Astor s maid While it was a given that a person of her class would go into service, her dream was to travel With the guidance of her mother she studied and trained so that she would be suited to the job of lady s maid in a we [...]
Recuerdo cuando la gran novedad televisiva del a o pasado fue ver todas las temporadas completas de Downton Abbey, coincidiendo con su temporada final, al mismo tiempo que tambi n le a la historia de Lady Almina y la verdadera Downton Abbey de Fiona Carnarvon Ver esta serie as como sus libros me abri los ojos a c mo eran las cosas a principios del siglo XX, el modo de vida de las personas de clase alta y los m s humildes, el rol que se esperaba de cada jerarqu a y c mo la Primera Guerra Mundial [...]
This one, provided by netgalley, was published in the 1970s, so it might seem a little outdated, but I have to say, I really enjoyed it It gave absolutely fascinating insights into the lives of the upper and lower classes in the first half of the 20th century, as told by a woman who saw it with her own eyes, and generally didn t lose her sense of perspective.It reads like something your grandmother would say, full of wise words, bizarre admonishments and fascinating insights into a time long pas [...]
Have read other accounts of life in sevice which I enjoyed Lady Astor was a thoroughly unpleasant woman, and although Rose appeared to gain her respect, she nevertheless still had the upperhand There were some interesting snippets , but on the whole not as interesting as it should have been.
I wanted to read this book because like other people, I am a fan of the show Downton Abbey ever since this series has come out i noticed so have a lot of books on the subject of in service employees for the big houses This book was actually written in 1975 and was recently reissued I am glad it was.Rosina Harrison was employed for over 35 years by the Astors She was the personal maid to Lady Nancy Astor.She had also worked for two other families prior to working for Lady Astor I found if very fa [...]
This is not my normal read I bought it among others at a flea market to put in our fishing cabin Last month I picked it up and started reading it just out of curiousity and ended up reading the whole thing It is about the personal maid of Mrs Astor What a life they lead and what a relationship was forged between these two It was quite interesting and a slice of life that I am not sure exists any Maybe the Royal s still have such huge households of people serving them I am going to send it to my [...]
Biggest take away from this book having your own personal ladies maid would be truly AWESOME Unfortunately, it would seem that I am serving in the capacity of ladies maid to my children with all the picking up and fetching that I do for them.This account by Lady Astor s maid painted an interesting picture of life in service, as well as an intimate look at the Astor family from her unique perspective I enjoyed reading and learning about this period of time in England I had read Five Sisters The [...]
Rose My Life in Service to Lady Astor is an interesting read Not a compelling page turner, but interesting enough, especially if you like imagining what the Upstairs and Downstairs environments were really like in an era that has vanished As the author points out, not many people have a desire to go into service these days Once upon a time, being in service as a lady s maid, butler, footman, or even a lower servant was a desirable position Having secure employment, with room, board, and steady p [...]
A really interesting look into a woman s life as a lady s maid It s told in a very personal and conversational style as a series of recollections from her years in service The tidbits are interesting and really kept me reading it quickly to see what would happen next since Lady Astor was quite the character Rose really has a great attitude about her work and life It s a joy to read about her and read her arguments with Lady Astor You feel as if you knew her when you are done.I m not sure who edi [...]
3.5 Fascinating glimpse of a world gone by, of the very rich, and their many extremes of behavior Loved reading about Rose and her early life, her family and the support she received from her mother who helped her become a ladies maid The hierarchy of the servant class placed a ladies maid nearer to the top, but it was still hard work Lady Astor, who was the first woman elected to parliament was by all accounts very difficult, a difficulty that Rose had to learn to negotiate in order to perform [...]
This is not a biography in the traditional sense Rather, the author tells her experience of being a lady s maid to Lady Astor I would suggest that knowing and enjoying history is than knowing facts, dates, and even biographies History is coming to know about people, events, times, and the many influences that helped to shape them Often, we do not hear the voices of the people behind the people This book is an exception Here we hear I listened to this book as an audio CD the perspective of a mai [...]
Publisher s synopsis In 1928, Rosina Harrison arrived at the illustrious household of the Astor family to take up her new position as personal maid to the infamously temperamental Lady Nancy Astor, who sat in Parliament, entertained royalty, and traveled the world She s not a lady as you would understand a lady was the butler s ominous warning But what no one expected was that the iron willed Lady Astor was about to meet her match in the no nonsense, whip smart girl from the country.For 35 years [...]
In the foreward of this memoir, author Rosina Rose Harrison professes that her story is a simple, perhaps uneven retelling of events as she saw them during her many years of service to Nancy, Lady Astor She humbly warns that she does not have the words or education of those other observers to have written about Mrs Astor I must say that in finishing this keen insider story, Rose has words and education aplenty She probably provides one of the most honest views of this American gone British icon [...]
I received a promo galley of this book from Net Galley 3.5 Stars.This book piqued my interest because of my recent obsession with Downton Abbey It is the memoir of Rose, lady s maid for 35 years to Lady Nancy Astor This book reads as if you were sitting down for a conversation with Rose she is frank and open about her opinions and feelings Because of her honesty, she is able to portray a very realistic image of what life was like for the serving class in the early twentieth century Rose had a tu [...]
This is a memoir by Rosina Rose Harrison, it is a behind the scenes look at the life of Rose as she ministered to Lady Nancy Astor Not knowing much about Lady Nancy Astor I googled her and read about her history She was one of the leading ladies of the early 1900s.I found this book and interesting book about Rose a lady s maid for 35 years to Lady Astor I think I especially found it interesting because of my interest in the TV show, Downton Abbey Rose recalls many memories of the Astor family, [...]
well, to be frank, I picked up this book with very little knowledge of Lady Astor what I researched vs what I read was atrocious also, where was the proofreader for this the sheer number of grammatical and spelling errors made trudging through this far difficult pass.
I really enjoyed this book as I love the time period After visiting Rhode Island and seeing the Beechwood Mansion of the Astor s, I wanted to know about this family I have also read the book written by Margaret Powell titled Below Stairs The Classic Kitchen Maid s Memoir That Inspired Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey which I did not enjoy as much So when I found this book I was timid However the information in the book as seen through the eyes of Rose who was for35 years a Lady s maid to [...]
I have this friend who I lent the Downton Abbey DVDs to.She has since purchased many books based on Downton Abbey.I have four of them sitting at my house right now.Some of them I couldn t even get through the first paragraph.Painful.This was the least daunting.It did have some parallels to Downton Abbey the home being used during WWII, the flower show, class systems, etc.But.It wasn t at all like a soap opera.Which, let s face it, is kind of one of the reasons it s so popular and I m counting do [...]
I really enjoyed reading this little gem I ve read some reviews that wished the author had used a ghost writer but I completely disagree Rose, the personal maid to Lady Astor, is full of personality and Yorkshire character that would be completely lost with a ghost writer Her unique and old school turn of phrases add so much charm to this story ex never judge a sausage by its casing LOL It is really worth a read if you enjoy Downton Abbey types of settings I m glad I picked it up at the bookstor [...]
This was a really interesting look into the life of a Lady s Maid I really enjoyed Rose s stories and even got a few chuckles out of some of them Being a Downton Abbey fan, this gave me a indepth look at what working in a large home like theirs was like Very enjoyable on audio
This was one of those if you like Downton Abbey, you ll love this recommendations in a New York Times article I liked it It s as if a nicer version of O Brien wrote a memoir of 30 years of her life Lady Astor is an interesting character, not always likable, but the relationship between Rose and her ladyship is fascinating I also really like her descriptions of all of the details behind huge parties, international travel, and visits with the royals This is a really fast, easy read that helped fil [...]
Brilliant story and fascinating to hear of Lady Astor s life from the perspective of her maid A wonderful historical record with great flow throughout and told with charm and humour and a great sense of loyalty through even turbulent times during her employer s life.A colourful narrative charting not only the life of Lady Astor but also Rosina her maid s background history and also important key events of British history and the war.
This was a lucky find and a joy to read I liked the major part of the book when Rose is maid to Lady Astor as the Astors had a huge influence in my home City of Plymouth and my Mother remembers her well The wartime chapter was particularly poignant as Plymouth was utterly devastated during the blitz and both my parents experienced, and survived, that too.
This is a great little book, written in 1975 Well written and great for fans of Downton Abbey and say, Jane Austen books It is both enlightening if you don t know the history of the time and entertaining as well The author, lady s maid to Nancy, Lady Astor, must have been a great lady in her own right
Ultimately, the story teller is too polite for this book to be interesting for long Rose is so loyal to her former employers that she wouldn t dare air their dirty laundry which is completely respectable, but lends to a pretty mundane book comprised primarily of house chores and European vacations.
An excellent companion piece to Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs this recollection of her thirty five years of service to Nancy Astor by personal maid Rosina Harrison was a fascinating story The photos that accompany the text are great too Now I m interested to explore about the life of Lady Astor and those who lived upstairs in the first half of 20th century Britain.
I ve been enjoying reading the true Downton Abbey stories lately This was one of the best The historical time period was very interesting, since you know the names and backgrounds of a number of the tertiary characters.
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