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Habits of the House

Weldon, Fay (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"From the award-winning novelist and writer of Upstairs Downstairs, the launch of a brilliant new trilogy about what life was really like for masters and servants before the world of Downton Abbey"--
Authors: Weldon, Fay
Title: Habits of the house
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2013
Edition: First U.S. edition
Characteristics: 314 pages ; 25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
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Summary: "From the award-winning novelist and writer of Upstairs Downstairs, the launch of a brilliant new trilogy about what life was really like for masters and servants before the world of Downton Abbey"--
ISBN: 1250026628
9781250026620
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Statement of Responsibility: Fay Weldon
Subject Headings: Historical fiction England Social life and customs 19th century Fiction Household employees England History 19th century Fiction Upper class England History 19th century Fiction
Topical Term: Historical fiction
Household employees
Upper class
LCCN: 2012037900
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Mar 25, 2014
  • uncommonreader rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Weldon is either capitalizing on the Downton Abbey craze or writing a new series for television on Edwardian England. It is written with some wit but is light and not memorable. A guilty pleasure!

Slow, slow, slow! Maybe shouldn't read it at bedtime.

Diverting until you get your next Downton Abbey fix. Nice descriptions of clothing & salient details that only a woman would notice, but too sentimental & not enough about the servants.

Jan 22, 2013
  • lilypad_1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Delightful story illustrating the societal strata in late 1800's using two families, one from England, one from the U.S. If you like Downton Abbey you will enjoy this.

Jan 10, 2013
  • debwalker rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The first in a trilogy about an aristocratic family in Edwardian England - shades of Downton!

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