Habits of the house
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New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
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Book
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Physical Desc:
314 pages ; 25 cm.
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Bellevue - Adult Fiction
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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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1250042909 (pbk.), 9781250026620, 1250026628

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"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."--Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Weldon, F. (2013). Habits of the house. 1st U.S. ed. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Weldon, Fay. 2013. Habits of the House. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Weldon, Fay, Habits of the House. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Weldon, Fay. Habits of the House. 1st U.S. ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2013. Print.

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