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Mrs. Woolf and the servants

Alison Light

Mrs. Woolf and the servants

an intimate history of domestic life in Bloomsbury

by Alison Light

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  • 4 Currently reading

Published by Bloomsbury Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Woolf, Virginia, -- 1882-1941 -- Employees.,
  • Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.,
  • Women domestics -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • Bloomsbury group.,
  • Bloomsbury (London, England) -- Biography.,
  • Bloomsbury (London, England) -- Social life and customs.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAlison Light.
    GenreBiography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6045.O72 Z787 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiii, 376 p. :
    Number of Pages376
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23097587M
    ISBN 101596915609
    ISBN 109781596915602
    LC Control Number2008008086

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Domestic service was a huge employer of women in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the life of a maid, or cook, or general servant. That room of Woolf’s own was kept clean by a series of cooks and maids throughout her life.

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