Longbourn; Jo Baker
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 9780552779517 0552779512
It is wash-day for the housemaids at Longbourn House, and Sarah's hands are chapped and bleeding. Domestic life below stairs, ruled tenderly and forcefully by Mrs Hill the housekeeper, is about to be disturbed by the arrival of a new footman smelling of the sea, and bearing secrets. For in Georgian England, there is a world the young ladies in the drawing room will never know, a world of poverty, love, and brutal war.
London : Black Swan, 2014
Review by Clifton Bookworms. We all enjoyed it except two who didn't read it. 5 stars