Up and Down Stairs

The story of domestic servants is inseparable from the story of the country house as an icon of power, civilisation and luxury. This is particularly true with the great estates such as Chatsworth, Hatfield, Burghley and Wilton.

Author: Jeremy Musson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848543874

Category: History

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Country houses were reliant on an intricate hierarchy of servants, each of whom provided an essential skill. Up and Down Stairs brings to life this hierarchy and shows how large numbers of people lived together under strict segregation and how sometimes this segregation was broken, as with the famous marriage of a squire to his dairymaid at Uppark. Jeremy Musson captures the voices of the servants who ran these vast houses, and made them work. From unpublished memoirs to letters, wages, newspaper articles, he pieces together their daily lives from the Middle Ages through to the twentieth century. The story of domestic servants is inseparable from the story of the country house as an icon of power, civilisation and luxury. This is particularly true with the great estates such as Chatsworth, Hatfield, Burghley and Wilton. Jeremy Musson looks at how these grand houses were, for centuries, admired and imitated around the world.
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Upstairs Downstairs

Today , space is increasingly limited , and we are often required to build up , rather than out . The single - story home or office is rare . Upstairs Downstairs is a pictorial exploration of the aesthetic benefits stairs can bring into ...

Author: Aisha Hasanovic

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 1920744347

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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This is a collection of the following poems:Ode to the WindTempus FugitThe Coldness of the FireplaceWinter, Oh So PowerfulSilent SnowflakesSpring - FinallyThe Lonely ScarecrowThe TunnelThe RainbowMacbethThe Oak TreeWoodDusty DreamsIt is the Thought that CountsHappiness Guaranteed!A MiracleMy Daughter Is BornHealthThe Jigsaw Puzzle of your LifeA New Beginning
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Study of Movement Speeds Down Stairs

Her speed was also decreased when she encountered water in the stairs. ... They descended single-file, even though the stair was empty when they entered, so that anyone that attempted to come up the stair could pass them.

Author: Bryan L. Hoskins

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461439738

Category: Technology & Engineering

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The Study of Movement Speeds Down Stairs closely examines forty-three unique case studies on movement patterns down stairwells. These studies include observations made during evacuation drills, others made during normal usage, interviews with people after fire evacuations, recommendations made from compiled studies, and detailed results from laboratory studies. The methodology used in each study for calculating density and movement speed, when known, are also presented, and this book identifies an additional seventeen variables linked to altering movement speeds. The Study of Movement Speeds Down Stairs is intended for researchers as a reference guide for evaluating pedestrian evacuation dynamics down stairwells. Practitioners working in a related field may also find this book invaluable.
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The People Downstairs are Killers

He figured she was home and he had his head down as he walked from the car to the stairs that led up to his apartment. Sitting on the landing, eating an ice cream cone was Adrian. Darren ran and snatched him up by the arms.

Author: Al Simon, Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781503552517

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Part character study and part thriller, The People Downstairs Are Killers follows Darren Wallace from youth to adulthood from the early sixties to the early eighties in the near north side of Des Moines, Iowa. Though a gifted student, throughout his life, he’s plagued by his insecurities, a troubled older sister, and a harsh, sometimes appearing, uncaring mother. Once he finally escapes the house that has tormented him, he finds upon his mother’s death that he has inherited it as well as the tenants that now occupy it. Newlywed, his wife urges him to take possession with the stipulation of banking their earnings for a down payment of a place of their own. It’s when he gives his mother’s apartment to Teddie Jessup, a mentor of his and longtime resident, he gets the attention of Blue Callen, a spare but strong man in his thirties whom his mother had verbally promised said apartment to. However, it’s not until Pearl Johnson—a voluptuous femme fatale who has had a prior relationship with Blue Callen—appears and soon disappears that sends Darren and Blue on a collision course.
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Injuries Resulting from Falls on Stairs

Appendix C. Survey Questionnaire B. Were you moving backwards as you were going up or down the stairs? 1. [] No 2. D Yes S. . Did the stairs have nosing (see picture)? (Check. Bureau of Labor Statistics Work Injury Report—Falls On ...

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ISBN: UCR:31210024939934

Category: Falls (Accidents)

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The Woman Downstairs

She averted her gaze, and when he slid his hand under her chin and tipped her face up, he realized that the ... “I think I can manage the stairs,” he said, propping himself with one hand on the coffee table and one on the arm of the ...

Author: Judith Arnold

Publisher: Judith Arnold

ISBN: 9781940547183

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Ex-cop Alec Fontana may not be able to patrol the streets of Boston anymore, but when his aunt, a college president, asks him to investigate whether an esteemed professor is preying sexually on his students, he’s up to the task. He’s a city boy, and a few weeks in a college-owned apartment near the bucolic campus would be a nice change of pace. But the woman in the apartment directly below his is a distraction. Lauren Wyler is beautiful and mysterious. Through the floor, Alec can hear her playing the piano like a virtuoso—until her performance turns into a painful mess of mistakes. How can someone with so much talent play so poorly? With each note, Alec’s obsession with his downstairs neighbor grows. Will that obsession heal Lauren or wound her beyond repair? Winner of RT Magazine’s Reviewers Choice Award.
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A Noise Downstairs

She withdrew her hand from under the pillow, sat up, blinked several times. “Just listen,” he whispered. ... The two of them sat there in the bed, waiting. ... Together, they padded down the hall to the stairs and descended them slowly.

Author: Linwood Barclay

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409164029

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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'One of the world's finest thriller writers on the top of his game. A Noise Downstairs is a blinder - his best yet' PETER JAMES * * * * * EVERY STEP... Paul Davis forgets things - he gets confused, he has sudden panic attacks. But he wasn't always like this. TAKES YOU CLOSER... Eight months ago, Paul found two dead bodies in the back of a co-worker's car. He was attacked, left for dead, and has been slowly recovering ever since. His wife tries her best but fears the worst... TO THE TRUTH... Therapy helps during the days, but at night he hears things - impossible things - that no one else can. That nobody else believes. Either he's losing his mind - or someone wants him to think he is. Just because he's paranoid doesn't mean it's not happening... * * * * * 'Vintage Barclay-an utterly compelling read with a twist you won't see coming. I loved it!' SHARI LAPENA 'Linwood Barclay's novels - as intelligent as Michael Connelly's, as compelling as Harlan Coben's - never fail to astonish. A Noise Downstairs, his best work yet, is a cobra of a story: smooth, slippery, unnerving . . . and likely to strike when you least expect it. I devoured this book' A. J. FINN 'A suspense master' STEPHEN KING 'No one can thrill you and chill you better than Barclay' TESS GERRITSEN 'One of the best thriller writers in the world' MARK BILLINGHAM 'Barclay writes terrific thrillers' DAILY MAIL LOCK THE DOORS AND KEEP THE LIGHTS ON. A NOISE DOWNSTAIRS WILL KEEP YOU AWAKE ALL NIGHT.
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The Downstairs Maid

She was just preparing to go back downstairs when she heard a heavy tread on the stairs. Her spine became icy. Who would come up here without an invitation? Had Mareturned? Yet surely they were a man's footsteps?

Author: Rosie Clarke

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448177110

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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She is a servant girl... When her father becomes ill, Emily Carter finds herself sent into service at Priorsfield Manor in order to provide the family with an income. He will be the Lord of the Manor... Emily strikes up an unlikely friendship with the daughters of the house, as well as Nicolas, son of the Earl. But as the threat of war comes ever closer, she becomes even more aware of the vast differences between upstairs and downstairs, servant and master... If you like Downton Abbey you’ll love this!
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The Downstairs Neighbour

A twisty, unexpected and addictive suspense – you won't want to put it down! Helen Cooper. was shouting at him to do. Chin up, he used to tell Freya at half-time in under-11s football, if her head was dropping with defeat.

Author: Helen Cooper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529329995

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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'The unrelenting tension of this well-crafted debut kept me whizzing through the book . . . I loved the tension, the secrets and the satisfying, unexpected conclusion' KL Slater In a converted Georgian townhouse in south west London, three families live under one roof. The large flat that takes up the top two floors is home to the Harlow family: happily married Paul and Steph, and their bubbly teenage daughter Freya. The smaller first floor flat is rented by Emma, who spends most of her time alone, listening to people coming in and out of the building. And the basement flat belongs to Chris, a local driving instructor, who prefers to keep his personal life private from the neighbours. But their lives are all upended when Freya vanishes. As the police become involved and a frantic Paul and Steph desperately search for answers, they begin to realise that the truth behind their daughter's disappearance may lie closer to home than they were expecting. When everyone has something to hide, can you ever really know those closest to you? Or will some secrets be taken to the grave?
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Mystery at the Downstairs Bookstore

the secret room you found downstairs, Kara. If you all are not too tired, we could go down and try to solve this mystery, too.” No longer sleepy, Kara and ... “And look, Kara,” Becky pointed up as they went into the wide, shallow area.

Author: Sue Goodman Harris

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462839629

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 102

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As a child, Sue Goodman Harris avidly read mysteries, such as the Judy Bolton series. As an adult, she was a social worker who often worked with parents and their children. She now lives in Oregon, not far from Maple Grove.
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Upstairs Downstairs Baby

After checking on the inventory behind the portable bar set up in the parlor and finding satisfactory levels of alcohol and mix, she retreated into the kitchen to assess the situation there. “How are we doing?

Author: Cat Schield

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488091933

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A boss falling into bed with the help is the ultimate scandal… But he’s never been one to resist temptation. Millionaire Linc Thurston is expected to marry well—not take up with his live-in housekeeper. But Claire Robbins is unlike any single mom—any woman—he’s ever known. She’s beautiful, captivating…and hiding something. Even so, he can’t resist bringing her to his bed. But when her betrayals catch up with them both, will their passion hold strong?
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The Death Downstairs

I hurried back downstairs to let Inspector Burrows know. “That was me getting the box through the window, or trying to; it's the wrong shape. That seems to settle it, then. This is how the first body was brought up.

Author: L. A. Nisula

Publisher: Lisa Anne Nisula

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Category: Fiction

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When Cassie Pengear’s landlady asks her to check the references of the new tenant downstairs, she expects it to be a simple matter of confirming what was provided. She did not expect it to lead to a dead body in the flat below, a series of thefts in the building, and mysterious events at a bank she’s done typing for. If Cassie wants to feel safe in her flat again, she’ll have to solve the death downstairs. In a Victorian England that almost existed, a steampunk London where tinkerers and clockwork devices exist alongside hansom cabs and corsets, murder is still solved by traditional observation and intuition. This is the London where American typist Cassandra Pengear finds herself stumbling over corpses and helping Scotland Yard detectives solve murders (although they inexplicably prefer to call it interfering). Follow her adventures in the Cassie Pengear Mystery series, beginning with The Killing at the Carnival.
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Reports from Commissioners

18 21 October 1 » 4 5 9 12 13 5 barrack room , artillery barracks , up stairs 18 hut , E. lines , S. Camp G. passage , married qrs . , E. infy . bks . down stairs 33 barrack room , permanent barracks , down stairs Hospital hut ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

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ISBN: OXFORD:555100676

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Gleanings in Bee Culture

... a little power to lift 150 pounds up two or three have to pull as much as an average man weighs . fights of stairs ... it more fatiguing exertion , to go and it would not come down then , because you downstairs than to climb up .

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ISBN: MINN:31951D00953167J

Category: Bee culture

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Upstairs Downstairs

Commodilla loves to curl up in her lap and purr whenever Anita sits on the bench near the garden. Commodilla climbs up into the apricot tree to seduce it, but it doesn't seem to appreciate her efforts. Crouching there she looks up at ...

Author: Olivia Hart

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 9781788540094

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Secrets on your doorstep don't stay secret for long... A romantic comedy perfect for fans of of Debbie Johnson and Holly Martin. When Daniele Bracci – a musician at Rome's Opera Theatre arrives at his new apartment, he is surprised by the warm welcome he receives from his neighbours. Giovanna however, is more preoccupied with introducing him to her daughter Anita. But what she doesn't know is that for the last two years, Anita has been secretly seeing someone else. When Anita is introduced to the new tenant, she has the shock of her life – Daniele was Anita's first love at high school. Can she come to terms with the terrible way things ended between them? But Anita isn't the only one with something to hide... and none of these secrets go unnoticed by Pina, the apartment gossip who writes everything down in her secret diary...
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Upstairs Downstairs Temptation

Not long afterward, everyone gathered on the porch for goodbyes. The group had bonded. Ivy liked them all. Delanna was there, too, carrying Dolly and getting in a few last snuggles. Luca shocked Ivy by grabbing her up and giving her a ...

Author: Janice Maynard

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488062940

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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She was exactly the kind of woman he knew he shouldn’t want… “You want to kiss me?” He should say no… After moving his lab to northern Maine, billionaire inventor Farrell Stone needs a live-in housekeeper. Single mother Ivy Danby needs a job to support her baby daughter. Both problems solved. Except Ivy fascinates Farrell, more than any temporary employee should. Widowed Farrell doesn’t do relationships, but would one sizzling night with Ivy be a huge mistake…or the fresh start they both need? USA TODAY Bestselling Author
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The Doll Shop Downstairs

I'm curious, too. What does Sophie have in mind? “Here,” Sophie says, and she pulls something white and soft from the pocket of her apron. “A pillow case!” says Trudie. “How perfect!” She gazes up adoringly at Sophie. she adds.

Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101543450

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Nine year old Anna and her sisters like helping out in their parents' doll repair shop, because once their chores are done, the fun can begin. The girls are allowed to play carefully with the dolls until they're fixed and ready to be returned to their owners. But when World War I begins, and an embargo on German-made goods threatens to put the shop out of business, it's up to Anna to come up with an idea to save the day.
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Servants A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times

Elizabeth then had to 'sweep and dust four flights of stairs and four halls, clean up and dust the study and drawing rooms, and carry a can of hot water to each person, knocking on the door to wake him or her up'.

Author: Lucy Lethbridge

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393241099

Category: History

Page: 400

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Paints a vivid picture of the lives of British servants through the letters and diaries of those who served in upper crust households and explores the complicated relationships and social implications between the server and those they served. 20,000 first printing.
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Downstairs the Queen is Knitting

... hard that this gritty snow blew in around the storm windows and the plastic over the outside and everything, and when we got up in the morning there were little piles of snow on the windowsills. We all slept downstairs to stay warm.

Author: Dorcas Smucker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781680992304

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

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Downstairs the Queen Is Knitting is Dorcas Smucker's brand new chronicle of family life with six fast-growing up kids. Downstairs the Queen Is Knitting follows Dorcas' two earlier and beloved collections, "Upstairs the Peasants Are Revolting" and "Ordinary Days." The kids are a bit older now, and Dorcas and Paul's marriage is longer and deeper. But Dorcas sees with more disarming clarity than ever, and she writes piercingly about life on and off the grass farm as the kids move toward more independence. Downstairs the Queen Is Knitting will entertain you, and ultimately it will soothe your soul.
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House Documents

-A . Sometimes they were paid down - stairs , sir , in the retail department . Q. Then if paid down in the retail department you would send a transcript of that up to Mr. Matthews's office ? -A . Yes , sir ; if it would be charged I ...

Author: USA Congress House of Representatives

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ISBN: BSB:BSB11330877

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