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[PDF / Epub] ☆ Cocoa at Midnight By Tom Quinn – American-fiction.co Kathleen Clifford was born in 1909 Her family lived in a tiny flat near Paddington Station and her earliest memories were of the smell of horses and the shrill whistle of steam trains For a girl from Kathleen Clifford was born in 1909 Her family lived in a tiny flat near Paddington Station and her earliest memories were of the smell of horses and the shrill whistle of steam trains For a girl from the slums there was only really one option once school was over a life in service She started work on 1925 as a lowly kitchen maid in t.

He London home of Lady Diana Spencer's family Here she heard tales of the Earl's propensity for setting fire to himself as well as enjoying the servant's gossip about who was sleeping with whom The Spencers were just the first in a line of eccentric families for whom she worked during a career that lasted than thirty earrs and took h.

cocoa ebok midnight pdf Cocoa at book Cocoa at Midnight ePUBHe London home of Lady Diana Spencer's family Here she heard tales of the Earl's propensity for setting fire to himself as well as enjoying the servant's gossip about who was sleeping with whom The Spencers were just the first in a line of eccentric families for whom she worked during a career that lasted than thirty earrs and took h.

10 thoughts on “Cocoa at Midnight

  1. Fiona MacDonald Fiona MacDonald says:

    Cocoa at Midnight Epub Þ Cocoa at Epub / ↠ Epub american fiction.co cocoa ebok, midnight pdf, Cocoa at book, Cocoa at Midnight ePUBReally lovely and gentle memoir about a young girl who dreamed of being a housekeeper to a posh household and the various jobs she had leading up to it including work in Lady Spencer's house from a very young age Very nicely written and a good laugh It sounds like she had a wonderful life


  2. Susan Susan says:

    Cocoa at Midnight Epub Þ Cocoa at Epub / ↠ Epub american fiction.co cocoa ebok, midnight pdf, Cocoa at book, Cocoa at Midnight ePUBThe Inside Story of Downstairs Cocoa at Midnight which I won as a Goodreads giveaway is the true story of Kathleen Clifford's life in service in mid twentieth century Great Britain It is part of the series The Life of ServantsWritten in Ms Clifford's own voice her memoir of the downstairs life sheds light on the strange institution that was British domestic service a real life look at what we've seen on Upstairs Downs


  3. Kelly W Kelly W says:

    Cocoa at Midnight Epub Þ Cocoa at Epub / ↠ Epub american fiction.co cocoa ebok, midnight pdf, Cocoa at book, Cocoa at Midnight ePUBThe only reason I rated this book 4 stars instead of 5 was that I wish it had been longer Hearing about a vanished part of history from someone who lived it is my cuppa tea Kathleen Clifford went into service at 15 years old in the early 1920s and worked through the 1960s She went from a dreadfully poor upbringing in PaddingtonLondon to working for aristocratic families in various parts of EnglandThis isn't to say she made much money but she improved her living circumstances by residing in some of the great homes A few rooms of her own in an attic were much better than the noisy slums and she didn't have to worry about having enough food She was however on call pretty much 247 at the whims of her employers This book is in the great tradition of Studs Terkel's Working and I enjoyed it very much I received t


  4. Guinevere Guinevere says:

    Cocoa at Midnight Epub Þ Cocoa at Epub / ↠ Epub american fiction.co cocoa ebok, midnight pdf, Cocoa at book, Cocoa at Midnight ePUBI received this book via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for a fair and honest reviewI think this book would be a pleasure to read for anyone who like me just loves becoming immersed in the past in a day to day way looking


  5. Shelly Boltz-Zito Shelly Boltz-Zito says:

    Cocoa at Midnight Epub Þ Cocoa at Epub / ↠ Epub american fiction.co cocoa ebok, midnight pdf, Cocoa at book, Cocoa at Midnight ePUBExtremely interestingI always have loved anything to do with Britain and the history of upstairs downstairs just always has me enthralled This life story makes you feel like you are living it along with her A different way of life a different era a different kind of world that never will be repeated but is a learning experience for is all


  6. Jo-Ann Murphy Jo-Ann Murphy says:

    Cocoa at Midnight Epub Þ Cocoa at Epub / ↠ Epub american fiction.co cocoa ebok, midnight pdf, Cocoa at book, Cocoa at Midnight ePUBI received this book through the Goodreads giveaways It is definitely worth the readThis was a fascinating tale of life in England during the 20th century Kathleen was born in 1911 and went into service in English mansions working her way up from a cook's helper to a housekeeperThe story is told very simply and dispassionately It exemplifies English reserve But it is well written and enjoyable readingI would have given it 5 stars had it been just a bit detailed and fleshed out England was on the front lines during two world wars and those events were hardly mentioned I understand that this was focused on Kathleen's work life but those events in the few mentions that are made did greatly impact that workThe family dynamics in the book are also fascinating because there seem


  7. Patsy Patsy says:

    Cocoa at Midnight Epub Þ Cocoa at Epub / ↠ Epub american fiction.co cocoa ebok, midnight pdf, Cocoa at book, Cocoa at Midnight ePUBKathleen Clifford was born in 1906 in the slums of London As Kat got older she went to a Servant Agency in Mayfair The Agency sent her to the Wellington House in Hyde Park from there she went to Lady Diana Spencer's House near Buckingham Palace There were an army of staff members there; the cook housekeepers maids butlers footmen gardeners hall boys and Kat was working in the kitchen as the lowly kitchen maid Later she worked for many wealthy families Kat had a charming personality subseuently she fit in This is a true story very well written from the early 1900's to the 1960's I have enjoyed the stories of Tom uinn All of the stories are different and interesting


  8. Laurean Wilson Reynolds Laurean Wilson Reynolds says:

    Cocoa at Midnight Epub Þ Cocoa at Epub / ↠ Epub american fiction.co cocoa ebok, midnight pdf, Cocoa at book, Cocoa at Midnight ePUBLife of ServiceI've become a fan of these autobiographies of English servants in the grand house Kate starts out as a kitchen maid at Spencer House Diana's family so what could be enthralling? Then she goes to work in several stately homes of very interesting eccentrics in the countryside She tells stories of her employers other servants boyfriends villagers and an age long gone Kate is very open about her most personal experiences and thoughts which adds a lot of flair to this book She has ambition and becomes successful A short historical account of the real servants downstairs


  9. Cindi Boselli Cindi Boselli says:

    Cocoa at Midnight Epub Þ Cocoa at Epub / ↠ Epub american fiction.co cocoa ebok, midnight pdf, Cocoa at book, Cocoa at Midnight ePUBEnjoyed this lovely back in time book Felt as if I were there uick read very sweet and I will look for of this author


  10. Karen hall Karen hall says:

    Cocoa at Midnight Epub Þ Cocoa at Epub / ↠ Epub american fiction.co cocoa ebok, midnight pdf, Cocoa at book, Cocoa at Midnight ePUBReally enjoyed this bookEnjoyable read and interesting too The only trouble is the rather abrupt ending Lots to learn about the life of this lady


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