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Author Moran, Mollie, 1916- author.

Uniform Title Aprons and silver spoons
Title Minding the manor : the memoir of a 1930s English kitchen maid / Mollie Moran. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Publication Info. Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Summary Born in 1916 in Norfolk, Mollie Moran is one of the few people still alive today who can recall working downstairs in the golden years of the early 1930's before the outbreak of WWII. She provides a rare and fascinating insight into a world that has long since vanished. Mollie left school at age fourteen and became a scullery maid for a wealthy gentleman with a mansion house in London's Knighsbridge and a Tudor manor in Norfolk. Even though Mollie's days were long and grueling and included endless tasks, such as polishing doorknobs, scrubbing steps, and helping with all of the food prep in the kitchen, she enjoyed her freedom and had a rich life. Like any bright-eyed teenager, Mollie also spent her days daydreaming about boys, dresses, and dances. She became fast friends with the kitchen maid Flo, dated a sweet farmhand, and became secretly involved with a brooding, temperamental footman. Molly eventually rose to kitchen maid for Lord Islington and then cook for the Earl of Leicester's niece at the magnificent Wallington Hall.
Note "First published in the UK in 2013 as 'Aprons and silver spoons' by Penguin Books"--Title-page verso.
Contents An idyllic childhood : tips from a 1930s kitchen : Mollie's famous sausage rolls -- London calling : tips from a 1930s kitchen : bread and butter pudding -- Tears in the scullery : tips from a 1930s kitchen : the perfect roast beef -- Soulmates : tips from a 1930s kitchen : soup to scrub floors on -- To the country : tips from a 1930s kitchen : old-fashioned Irish stew -- Mop caps and mischief : tips from a 1930s kitchen : Christmas pudding -- Passion with the footman : tips from a 1930s kitchen : trifle and brandy snaps -- Scandal below stairs : tips from a 1930s kitchen : proper fish and chips -- Castles in Spain : tips from a 1930s kitchen : lemonade -- A cook at last : tips from a 1930s kitchen : steamed suet pudding.
Subject Moran, Mollie, 1916-
Housekeepers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Home economists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Cooking, English.
Home economics.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Moran, Mollie, 1916- Aprons and silver spoons. Minding the manor 9780762796830 (DLC) 2013041550 (OCoLC)858602665
ISBN 9781493004089 (electronic bk.)
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