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The London interview

Title
The London interview
Genre
Interview
TX Date
5 Apr 1980
Year of production
1980
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Duration
00:49:29
Description
The London Interview. Margaret Powell, domestic servant and author of Below Stairs, Climbing The Stairs, and eleven other books, describes what it was like to leave her home in Hove to work in London. When her first book was published, she received a large amount of hate mail and chain letters. She describes how she tried to improve her education by attending evening classes while her sons were at university. Now she gives after dinner talks about her experiences in domestic service. Female interviewer not identified. In two parts, divided by short break in audio.
Contributors
Margaret Powell
Keywords
Authors; London; Employment; Cooks; Social class; Occupations; Domestic personnel; Servants; Cookery; Hove; Gentry; Domestic service; Margaret Powell

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