Rose: my life in service to lady astor

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In 1928, Rosina Harrison arrived at the illustrious household of the Astor family to take up her new position as personal maid to the infamously temperamental Lady Nancy Astor, who sat in Parliament, entertained royalty, and traveled the world. "She's not a lady as you would understand a lady" was the butler's ominous warning. But what no one expected was that the iron-willed Lady Astor was about to meet her match in the no-nonsense, whip-smart girl from the country. For thirty-five years, from the parties thrown for royalty and trips across the globe, to the air raids during World War II, Rose was by Lady Astor's side and behind the scenes, keeping everything running smoothly. In charge of everything from the clothes and furs to the baggage to the priceless diamond "sparklers," Rose was closer to Lady Astor than anyone else. In her decades of service, she received one 5-pound raise, but she traveled the world in style and retired with a lifetime's worth of stories. Like Gosford Park and Downton Abbey, Rose is not only a captivating insight into the great wealth 'upstairs' and the endless work 'downstairs'; it is also the story of an unlikely decades-long friendship that grew between Her Ladyship and her spirited Yorkshire maid.
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subject_facet Americans -- Great Britain -- Biography, Astor, Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, -- Viscountess, -- 1879-1964, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women, Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century, Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century, Harrison, Rosina, Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography, Women household employees -- Great Britain -- Biography, Women legislators -- Great Britain -- Biography
table_of_contents Childhood -- I go into service -- Meeting the Astors -- My lady and my duties -- Coming to terms with my job -- Entertaining in the grand manner -- The Astor family -- A family in wartime -- Achieving my ambition -- Religion and politics -- Last years.
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title Rose : my life in service to lady astor
title_display Rose : my life in service to Lady Astor
title_full Rose : my life in service to Lady Astor / Rosina Harrison, Rose : my life in service to lady astor [electronic resource] / Rosina Harrison
title_short Rose :
title_sort rose my life in service to lady astor
title_sub my life in service to lady astor
topic Americans Great Britain Biography, Astor, Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess, 1879-1964, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women, Great Britain Politics and government 20th century, Great Britain Social life and customs 20th century, Harrison, Rosina, Nobility Great Britain Biography, Women household employees Great Britain Biography, Women legislators Great Britain Biography
topic_facet Americans, Astor, Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Harrison, Rosina, Nobility, Politics and government, Social life and customs, Women household employees, Women legislators