Habits of the House

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Product Number: DD4341
Released: Jan 15, 2013
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ISBN: #9781427228918
Narrator/s: Katherine Kellgren
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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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.

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Author(s): Fay Weldon
Series: Habits of the House Series No: 1

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Product Number:DD4341
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Author(s): Fay Weldon
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Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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"It's 1899, and the world is changing. The most immediately noticeable change for the Earl of Dilberne is that his Jewish solicitor is brazen enough to barge in unannounced before breakfast and doesn't even feel the need to come in through the servants' entrance. With a tony accent and wry humor, Katherine Kellgren narrates this story of an upper-class family on the verge of losing the life its members have always known. Kellgren differentiates well between family members, servants, and the young American woman whose fortune may very well save the Dilberne estates. Written by the author of "Upstairs, Downstairs," HABITS OF THE HOUSE will delight fans of "Downton Abbey" and those who enjoy dry wit coupled with excellent narration. J.L.K. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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