Aprons and Silver Spoons The Heartwarming Memoirs of a 1930S Kitchen Maid

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Publisher's Synopsis


If you liked Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs, it's time to discover the true story in Mollie Moran's Sunday Times charming bestselling memoir of life as a 1930s kitchen maid.

When young Mollie became a 'skivvy' in a stately London townhouse aged just 14, she quickly learned that she would need a large amount of elbow grease and a sense of humour.

Through Mollie's eyes we are offered a fascinating glimpse into London's invisible 'downstairs', a world that has long-since vanished: cooking huge roast dinners, polishing doorknobs, scrubbing steps - and covering up her employers' scandals.

Going to dances with her fellow servants and flirting with Harrods' errand boys, she had no idea that the oncoming war in 1939 would change her world, and that of those she served, forever...

Discover the real hardships and rewards for a pre-war domestic servant in Mollie Moran's charming memoir.


'This evocative memoir . . . provides a fascinating insight into a world that has long since disappeared' Sun

'A vivid, entertaining and human glimpse into life in service during the 1930s complete with recipes, tips and photos' My Weekly

Book information

ISBN: 9780718159993
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 640.46092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 373
Weight: 272g
Height: 130mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 25mm