From Master To Maid

The Housekeeper Takes Control

Author: Miranda Birch

Publisher: Miranda Birch

ISBN: 1370866135

Category: Fiction

Page: 29

View: 4791


A strong-willed mature woman turns her young male employer into a uniformed maid-servant! When dressed in his frilly uniform (and he always will be!), he must call her Ma'am — and curtsey — and obey — and feel her leather strap across his bare bottom when he fails to live up to her very exacting standards!

Hotel Housekeeping

A Training Manual

Author: Sudhir Andrews

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 1259004988

Category: Hotel housekeeping

Page: 334

View: 2240



Fraser's Magazine

Author: James Anthony Froude,John Tulloch

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors

Page: N.A

View: 8018


Contains the first printing of Sartor resartus, as well as other works by Thomas Carlyle.

Below stairs

400 years of servants' portraits

Author: Giles Waterfield,Anne French,Matthew Craske,National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)

Publisher: Natl Portrait Gallery Pubns

ISBN: 9781855145092

Category: Art

Page: 212

View: 4834


Traditionally, British portraits have concentrated on the upper classes and the famous. This book explores the servant, be it in a grand or modest house, in the country or town, telling a fascinating story about power, class and human relationships spanning over 400 years of social and economic history.

The House the Rockefellers Built

A Tale of Money, Taste, and Power in Twentieth-Century America

Author: Robert F. Dalzell,Lee Baldwin Dalzell

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 146685166X

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 3215


What it was like to be as rich as Rockefeller: How a house gave shape and meaning to three generations of an iconic American family One hundred years ago America's richest man established a dynastic seat, the granite-clad Kykuit, high above the Hudson River. Though George Vanderbilt's 255-room Biltmore had recently put the American country house on the money map, John D. Rockefeller, who detested ostentation, had something simple in mind—at least until his son John Jr. and his charming wife, Abby, injected a spirit of noblesse oblige into the equation. Built to honor the senior Rockefeller, the house would also become the place above all others that anchored the family's memories. There could never be a better picture of the Rockefellers and their ambitions for the enormous fortune Senior had settled upon them. The authors take us inside the house and the family to observe a century of building and rebuilding—the ebb and flow of events and family feelings, the architecture and furnishings, the art and the gardens. A complex saga, The House the Rockefellers Built is alive with surprising twists and turns that reveal the tastes of a large family often sharply at odds with one another about the fortune the house symbolized.