These are the REAL below-stairs stories from the time of servants, lords, ladies and the great divide between Upstairs and Downstairs.  Margaret Powell was originally interviewed on radio in the late sixties to talk about her life as a servant and the response was so intense that it spawned a series of books of her experiences.  Read about the household where she had to iron the bootlaces, and the guest who kept hot potatoes in her cleavage…not to mention the gentleman who like to stroke the housemaid’s curlers (!).  You couldn’t invent these stories.