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A Maid's Life in London

Anwyn Moyle was born in 1918 in a poor Welsh mining village. At the age of sixteen she was sent to London to work as a scullery maid. Her long days of domestic service began at 5 a.m., cleaning grates and lighting fires, then she would scrub floors and polish the house - all for two shillings a week. Things improved when Anwyn secured the position of lady's maid in Belgravia and learned to negotiate the social mores of the privileged classes and keep quiet about her mistress's affairs. She went on to be a proficient cook, keeping a detailed diary of the fine foods that were served 'upstairs'.

London between the wars and through the 1950s is richly evoked and, despite all her hardships, Anwyn never asks for sympathy. Her story is full of gregariousness and eccentricity, as well as being a poignant history of a woman with an indomitable spirit and love of life.

Paperback - 292 pages

Published 2014

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