Aprons and Silver Spoons
The heartwarming memoirs of a 1930s scullery maid
The charming memoirs of a pre-war domestic servant who became a scullery maid at the age of 14
'No one ever thinks of the poor scullery maid. The lowest of the low'
When Mollie Browne 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...