Minding the Manor
- The Memoir of a 1930s English Kitchen Maid
- Narrated by: Veida Dehmlow
- Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-16-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Mollie left school at age fourteen and became a scullery maid for a wealthy gentleman with a mansion house in London's Knightsbridge and a Tudor manor in Norfolk. Even though her days were long and grueling and included such endless tasks as polishing doorknobs, scrubbing steps, and helping with all of the food prep in the kitchen, Mollie enjoyed her freedom and had a rich life. Like any bright-eyed teenager, Mollie also spent her days daydreaming about boys, dresses, and dances. She cherished her friendship with Flo, the kitchen maid, dated a sweet farmhand, and became secretly involved with a brooding and temperamental footman. Molly eventually rose to kitchen maid and then became cook for the Earl of Leicester's niece at the magnificent Wallington Hall.
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By E. Mathur on 03-25-15
Delightful little tale
Would you consider the audio edition of Minding the Manor to be better than the print version?
I liked having it read to me - the narrator did a great job of convincing me she was Mollie!
What did you like best about this story?
I liked Mollie's spunk and her sense of adventure. I also enjoyed the ability to understand the daily routines of the downstairs staff in the 1930s.
What does Veida Dehmlow bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
She had an accent - I don't know British accents so I assume to be fairly authentic one - but nonetheless made the book entertaining and convincing.
Any additional comments?
I am so glad that Mollie wrote this memoir so as to not loose this this sort of history.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful