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Below the Stairs; The Life of Margaret Powell

Event Type: Adult Program
Date: 1/9/2014
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
 Leslie Goddard portrays Margaret Powell, a kitchen maid and cook who worked in several stately English homes in the 1920s. Powell’s 1968 best-selling memoir Below Stairs was a key inspiration for the television programs Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs. This first-person program introduces you to Powell, as she shares stories about the work it took to run a wealthy household in this era and the eccentricities often found among employers. As she reveals, behind the glamour of these lavish households, a small army of servants toiled around the clock, bound together by hard work and a necessary sense of humor.
Library: Lake Villa District Library
Location: Meeting Room B
Status: Closed