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In conversation: The voices of servants
Speaker: Lucy Lethbridge

Servants, (c) Lucy Lethbridge
  • Friday 28 June 2013, 5.00PM
  • Free admission
    Booking required, see below for tickets
  • Ron Cooke Hub, University of York (See locations page)

Event details

Discover the real 'below-stairs' experience of houses like Downton Abbey through the eyes of those who served. From the butler, the maid and the cook of 1900 to the au pairs, cleaners and childminders who took their place 70 years later, Author Lucy Lethbridge will discuss, in an interview, how she brought to life the voices of servants and domestic staff, largely ignored by history.

Speaker biography

Lucy Lethbridge has written for a number of publications and is also the author of several children's books, one of which, Who Was Ada Lovelace?, won the 2002 Blue Peter Award for non-fiction. She lives in London.


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