Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants by Alison Maloney. UPSTAIRS, an Edwardian home would have been a picture of elegance and calm, adorned with social gatherings and extravagantly envisioned dinner parties. DOWNSTAIRS, it was a hive of domestic activity, supported by a body of staff painstakingly devoted to ensuring the smooth running of the household. (Adult NonFiction) 3/13/13
5 Books That Will Rip Your Heart Out (In A Good Way.) When it comes to reading, I'm a bit of a masochist. I love books that break my heart a little. The stories that simultaneously crush your soul & renew your faith in the world. (Sappy chick-lit does not fall into this category.) Books that turn something on inside you & make you feel like the world can't move forward until everyone reads them. Here's a handful of books that stand out because they ripped my heart out. & I liked it.