This is Gosford Park as non-fiction, and utterly fascinating
'Entertaining saga of the class divide'
'Intimate and absorbing study'
Architectural historian Masson brings alive the symbiotic relationship between the houses, their owners, and the workers.
'Musson is excellent on the changing face of service in the twentieth century'
'Personal anecdotes bring this well-researched book to life'
'A brilliantly readable book full of human history and entertaining anecdotes'
'He retells the story at a cracking pace... we are reminded that all kinds of likely lads, including Chaucer, started out as paper pushers and cup bearers'
'Packed with quotes from memoirs and letters, as well as first hand accounts, a fascinating social history'
'An ideal read'