Tea By The Nursery Fire

Tea By The Nursery Fire

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Publisher's Synopsis

Emily Huckwell spent almost her entire life working for one family. Born in a tiny Sussex village in the 1870s, she went into domestic service in the Burton household before she was twelve, earning £5 a year. She began as a nursery maid, progressing to under nurse and then head nanny, looking after two generations of children. One of the children in her care was the father of Noel Streatfeild, the author of Ballet Shoes and one of the best-loved children's writers of the 20th century. Basing her story on fact and family legend, Noel Streatfeild here tells Emily's story, and with her characteristic warmth and intimacy creates a fascinating portrait of Victorian and Edwardian life above and below stairs.

Book information

ISBN: 9781844088980
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
DEWEY: 649.10941092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 218
Weight: 166g
Height: 199mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 15mm