- Aug 29, 2000
I do hope you are watching the PBS series "Manor House" which is a real upstairs/downstairs saga of regular folks agreeing to forsake their normal lives for three months to take on the roles of footmen, butler, maids and Lord and Lady. The setting is a 1906 manor house in Edwardian England. The three tape series may be bought by calling 1-800-PLAYPBS and the book, by the greatest coincidence, was just given me this weekend by a visitor from London. The series aired in the UK as Edwardian House on Channel 4 and was a great success. It offers great insight into the monotony of domestic life, the sacrifices and challenges, and also the pressure upstairs of getting everything perfect and never putting a foot wrong in society, something one forgets sometimes in envying The Quality Gentry. It is an eyeopener and highly recommended. Anyone see this?