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The Resource The staircase girls : secret lives of hardship, heartache and joy in the privileged world of the Cambridge colleges, Catherine Seymour

The staircase girls : secret lives of hardship, heartache and joy in the privileged world of the Cambridge colleges, Catherine Seymour

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The staircase girls : secret lives of hardship, heartache and joy in the privileged world of the Cambridge colleges
Title
The staircase girls
Title remainder
secret lives of hardship, heartache and joy in the privileged world of the Cambridge colleges
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Seymour
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1950s, many of the women of Cambridge lived lives of great hardship, but every day their work as servants in the colleges took them into an extraordinarily privileged world. Known as 'bedders' (short for 'bedmakers'), they often became close to their charges: mothering them, covering up for them, sometimes even falling in love with 'their boys'. Revealing their stories for the first time, this book is a poignant account of these remarkable women's lives
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StDuBDS
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Seymour, Catherine
Dewey number
  • 378.4'2659
  • 378.42659
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • University of Cambridge
  • Women household employees
  • Working class women
  • Education
Label
The staircase girls : secret lives of hardship, heartache and joy in the privileged world of the Cambridge colleges, Catherine Seymour
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781509802913
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781509802913
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The staircase girls : secret lives of hardship, heartache and joy in the privileged world of the Cambridge colleges, Catherine Seymour
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781509802913
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781509802913
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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