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The household staff of Downton Abbey carries out their duties with effortless dignity, finesse and pride. Yet how do they know how exactly to lay the table, when to leave the room to give Lord and Lady Grantham their privacy, how to care for Lady Mary's furs and which uniform to wear when?
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PBSRules for Household Staff (Hardcover)
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

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In Training

A not to be missed instruction book for training husbands to emulate Mr. Carson. So far it's NOT working, but hope springs eternal!

Seriously I enjoyed reading all about the...Read complete review

A not to be missed instruction book for training husbands to emulate Mr. Carson. So far it's NOT working, but hope springs eternal!

Seriously I enjoyed reading all about the expectations from a bygone era regarding the serving 'class'. I can't seem to get enough of the Downtown Abbey fairytale. So is there an instruction book on expectations of the 'upper class'? Probably....I'll look!

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PRINT FONT is VERY SMALL

After attempting to removed the self-adhesive price-tag label from the back cover of the book, and failing to do so without tearing the fabric cover, I gave some time to the content of the...Read complete review

After attempting to removed the self-adhesive price-tag label from the back cover of the book, and failing to do so without tearing the fabric cover, I gave some time to the content of the book proper. The size of the font is very small, and made the print difficult to read without some magnification. I wish the print size or font had been larger for easier reading. I didn't expect LARGE PRINT, but certainly something more readable and easier on the eyes. Content is fascinating and accurate to the period of Highclere Castle - i.e. Downton Abbey.

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(24 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

In the know

By mlc

from Houston, TX

Verified Reviewer

Comments about PBS Rules for Household Staff (Hardcover):

I am a longtime Abbey fan, but must admit the duties of the individual staff often confused me. Finally, I know the hierarchy and daily duties of each staff member. I love this book!

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(23 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Household Rules

By Les

from Pittsburgh, PA

Verified Reviewer

Comments about PBS Rules for Household Staff (Hardcover):

Thoroughly enjoyable. Very informative and interesting.

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(23 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

In Training

By Cece

from Arizona

Comments about PBS Rules for Household Staff (Hardcover):

A not to be missed instruction book for training husbands to emulate Mr. Carson. So far it's NOT working, but hope springs eternal!

Seriously I enjoyed reading all about the expectations from a bygone era regarding the serving 'class'. I can't seem to get enough of the Downtown Abbey fairytale. So is there an instruction book on expectations of the 'upper class'? Probably....I'll look!

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  • No

(17 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Must Have!!

By Kari

from Hill City, South Dakota

Comments about PBS Rules for Household Staff (Hardcover):

My family spent 15 years in a living history hobby of the 19th century and I wrote articles on etiquette and "proper" behavior. This book is the perfect addition to my own collection as it thoroughly explains the role of the household staff in detail. The rules of behavior described in this handbook are not all that different from what was appropriate mid 19th century.

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(24 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sticky Price Tag Removal

By Laura

from Sierra Madre, CA

Comments about PBS Rules for Household Staff (Hardcover):

Just a helpful hint for removing sticky price tags. Try blow drying the tag (on high heat ), not too close but just enough to warm up the adhesive. I would start at a corner and once the adhesive starts to unstick, use a pair of tweezers to lift up the tag and keep blow drying the underside of the tag as you lift it away. This technique has worked for me on numerous occasions. Be careful to not burn your fingers!

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