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 devoted to ensuring the smooth running of the household. describing servants’ daily life in this now-vanished world. This book explains household structure, pay & conditions, special duties, and rules and regulations, and perks. entertainment, and even romance.