If you liked Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs, it's time to discover the reality in the true story Aprons and Silver Spoons by Mollie Moran. If you love Downton, this is right up your street! (Closer). This evocative memoir ...provides a fascinating insight into a world that has long since disappeared . (The Sun). When young Mollie became a 'skivvy' in a stately London townhouse aged just 14, she quickly learned that a large amount of elbow grease and a sense of humour would be tantamount to surviving there. Through Mollie's eyes we are offered a fascinating glimpse into London's invisible 'downstairs', a world that has long-since vanished: cooking huge roast dinners, polishing doorknobs, scrubbing steps - and covering up her employers' scandals. Going to dances with her fellow servants and flirting with Harrods' errand boys, she had no idea that the oncoming war in 1939 would change her world, and that of those she served, forever...Discover the real hardships and rewards for a pre-war domestic servant in Mollie Moran's charming memoir Aprons and Silver Spoons. Mollie Moran is now ninety-six, living in Bournemouth where she still continues to demonstrate her skills in the kitchen by hosting huge dinner parties. Over eighty years after starting as a scullery maid in London, she still keeps in touch with Flo, the kitchen maid, and her life-long friend.
Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd
Published:14 March 2013
Born in 1916, Mollie Moran is now ninety-six and lives by the seafront in Bournemouth. She regularly hosts Scrabble parties and cooks for up to twenty-five people. Mollie grew up in Norfolk, and was sent to London as a scullery maid at the age of 14. She remains friends with the kitchen maid, Flo, from the first household she worked in more than 80 years later.