The Downstairs Maid

  • by Rosie Clarke
  • Narrated by Penelope Freeman
  • 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

She is a servant girl... When her father becomes ill, Emily Carter finds herself sent into service at Priorsfield Manor in order to provide the family with an income. He will be the Lord of the Manor...
Emily strikes up an unlikely friendship with the daughters of the house, as well as Nicolas, son of the Earl. But as the threat of war comes ever closer, she becomes even more aware of the vast differences between upstairs and downstairs, servant and master...
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A brilliant read from start to finish.

At its most basic level this book is a love story with many twists and turns which keep you wanting to read more. The setting for the book essentially around the first world war is educational and I opening. Who knows how many families will have gone through many of the twists and turns that this author describes in this book. An absolutely marvellous read and performed so well. One very tiny criticism of the reading is that sometimes the names of the characters have been muddled but it doesn't spoil the overall book and it is only in a couple of places.
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- Alison

Upstairs Downstairs story.

What did you like most about The Downstairs Maid?

lots of ups and downs in this book


Would you be willing to try another book from Rosie Clarke? Why or why not?

yes good storys


What about Penelope Freeman’s performance did you like?

she has a good voice keeps the story in interesting


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the way they have to keep going through all the hardships


Any additional comments?

Her mother is some thing else

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- pamela

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-01-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks