Below Stairs:Meet the Kitchen Maid Whose Memoirs Helped Inspire "Downton Abbey"

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Warrenville Public Library District
Meeting Room

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What was life really like for the servants who worked below stairs in the era of "Downton Abbey?" In this program, Leslie Goddard portrays British servant Margaret Powell and introduces life below stairs in stately English homes in the early 1920s. Based on Powell’s best-selling memoir "Below Stairs," this program gives a lively look at the work it took to run a wealthy household and the eccentricities often found among employers. Powell's 1968 book was among the inspirations for "Downtown Abbey" and directly inspired the 1970’s series "Upstairs, Downstairs." Never out of print in Great Britain, Powell's book was published for the first time in the U.S. in 2012. Registration required.
Event Type(s): Adult Program

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