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The Resource Habits of the house, Fay Weldon

Habits of the house, Fay Weldon

Label
Habits of the house
Title
Habits of the house
Statement of responsibility
Fay Weldon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. As the Season of 1899 comes to an end, the world is poised on the brink of profound, irrevocable change. The Earl of Dilberne is facing serious financial concerns. The ripple effects spread to everyone in the household: Lord Robert, who has gambled unwisely on the stock market and seeks a place in the Cabinet; his unmarried children, Arthur, who keeps a courtesan, and Rosina, who keeps a parrot in her bedroom; Lord Robert's wife Isobel, who orders the affairs of the household in Belgrave Square; and Grace, the lady's maid who orders the life of her mistress. Lord Robert can see no financial relief to an already mortgaged estate, and, though the Season is over, his thoughts turn to securing a suitable wife (and dowry) for his son. The arrival on the London scene of Minnie, a beautiful Chicago heiress with a reputation to mend, seems the answer to all their prayers. As the writer of the pilot episode of the original Upstairs, Downstairs, Fay Weldon brings a deserved reputation for magnificent storytelling. With wit and sympathy -- and no small measure of mischief -- Habits of the House plots the interplay of restraint and desire, manners and morals, reason and instinct
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weldon, Fay
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Upper class
  • Household employees
  • England
Label
Habits of the house, Fay Weldon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Head of Zeus, Ltd
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17491708
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9781250026620
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012037900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Habits of the house, Fay Weldon
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Head of Zeus, Ltd
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17491708
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9781250026620
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012037900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

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