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Praise for Lives of the Servants: `Reading this fascinating book is likely to unleash almost anyone?s Inner Bolshevik?!' Daily Mail `...a fascinating portrait of the drudgery and servility of a domestic's life.' The Age `...captures the subtleties of the English class system to an extraordinary degree.' Midstate Observer 'If the Brothers Grimm had ended Cinderella where she was being forced to clean the house by her stepsisters, they might have accidentally been writing Rose Plummer's biography. The maid's story makes for harsh, heartbreaking, fascinating reading.? The Daily Telegraph, NZ Nancy Jackman was born in 1907 in a remote Norfolk village, the daughter of a ploughman stones on the roads and where school children were regularly beaten. Nancy left school at the age of twelve to work for a local farmer who forced her to stand in the rain when she made a mistake, physically abused her and eventually tried to rape her. Nancy continued to work as a cook until the 1950s, sustained by her determination to escape and find a life of her own, eventually finding true love in a most unexpected place.

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