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Diary of a Lady's Maid

Author : Emma Southgate
Publisher : Melbourne University Publish
Page : 292 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 1995
Category : History
ISBN : 052284698X


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A very busy day. Lord and Lady Carrington arrived from England. Miss Harbord, 3 Gentlemen in Suite, 3 children, two nurses, two maids, 2 valets. Every room occupied. 47 to dinner-in State dining room-and 500 in the evening. All went off capitally. We got to bed soon after 2 a.m.' The reliable, hard-working and loyal Emma Southgate began her diary when she journeyed across rough seas and under stormy skies from England to Australia in 1884. She travelled as lady's maid to Lady Loch, wife of the newly appointed Governor of Victoria. When they arrived in Melbourne and took up residence in the magnificent Government House, Emma had the presence of mind to continue her record of daily life. The legacy of her diligence is published here for the first time. Through Emma's words we can relive the halcyon days of colonial times: sumptuous parties in elegant ballrooms and receptions on rolling lawns; stylish travel through the colonies of Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and South Australia; holidays in a grand home at Mount Macedon; important international visitors; and the social whirl that accompanied occasions such as Melbourne Cup week. These events are charmingly described in Emma's diaries from a behind-the-scenes point of view-the weariness of having to serve tea to thousands of 'ladies and gentlemen', visits to the poor and excursions to the beach, illnesses among staff and the kindnesses of her employers. Emma's authentic evocation of her life sparkles. Unpretentious and forthright, Emma's words captivate the reader as they bring to life the people, the places and the times. Besides Emma's accounts, Helen Vellacott has placed the newspaper reports of the day that show the official view-often quite different from Emma's observations. In this way, and with intriguing additional comment and information, Diary of a Lady's Maid gives us an insight into early Australian society.

The Diary of a Chambermaid

Author : Octave Mirbeau
Publisher : e-artnow
Page : 918 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2021-05-07
Category : Fiction
ISBN : EAN:4064066382308


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The novel presents itself as the diary of Mademoiselle Célestine R., a chambermaid. Her first employer fetishizes her boots, and she later discovers the elderly man dead, with one of her boots stuffed into his mouth. Later on, Célestine becomes the maid of an upper class couple, Lanlaire, and is perfectly aware that she is entangled in the power struggles of their marriage. Célestine ends by becoming a café hostess, who mistreats her servants in turn! Excerpt: "To-day, September 14, at three o'clock in the afternoon, in mild, gray, and rainy weather, I have entered upon my new place. It is the twelfth in two years. Of course I say nothing of the places which I held in previous years. It would be impossible for me to count them. Ah! I can boast of having seen interiors and faces, and dirty souls. And the end is not yet. Judging from the really extraordinary and dizzy way in which I have rolled, here and there, successively, from houses to employment-bureaus, and from employment-bureaus to houses, from the Bois de Boulogne to the Bastille, from the Observatory to Montmartre, from the Ternes to the Gobelins, everywhere, without ever succeeding in establishing myself anywhere, the masters in these days must be hard to please. It is incredible..."

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Elma's Office Lady Diary Vol. 1

Author : coolkyousinnjya,Ayami Kazama
Publisher : Seven Seas Entertainment
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2019-02-26
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 9781645051398


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Some people live to work, others work to live. But Elma works! Elma is a Harmony Dragon who came to the human world to bring fellow dragon Tohru back home. In order to stay close to Tohru, Elma has taken a job as an office lady (OL). This charming new series from the world of Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid follows the 9-to-5 adventures of Elma as she learns to work and eat her way through the OL life. From mixed-up mixers to death marches, Elma learns that being an OL is just as hard as being a dragon...

Diary of a Tokyo Teen

Author : Christine Mari Inzer
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2016-09-06
Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781462918768


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A book for comic lovers and Japanophiles of all ages, Diary of a Tokyo Teen presents a unique look at modern-day Japan through a young woman's eyes. Born in Tokyo to a Japanese mother and an American father in 1997, Christine Mari Inzer spent her early years in Japan and relocated to the United States in 2003. The summer before she turned sixteen, she returned to Tokyo, making a solo journey to get reacquainted with her birthplace. Through illustrations, photos, and musings, Inzer documented her journey. In Diary of a Tokyo Teen, Inzer explores the cutting-edge fashions of Tokyo's trendy Harajuku district, eats the best sushi of her life at the renowned Tsukiji fish market, and hunts down geisha in the ancient city of Kyoto. As she shares the trials and pleasures of travel from one end of a trip to the other, Inzer introduces the host of interesting characters she meets and offers a unique—and often hilarious—look at a fascinating country and an engaging tale of one girl rediscovering her roots. **Listed as a 2016 Great Graphic Novel for Teens by the Young Adult Library Services Association**

The Secret Diary of Jane Pinny

Author : Philip Ardagh
Publisher : Secret Diary Series
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2017-09
Category : Children's stories
ISBN : 085763903X


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Jane Pinny has moved to the very grand Lytton House to be a Maid Of All Work. And being a Maid Of All Work means that she has to do... well, ALL the work, obviously! Cleaning, dusting, scrubbing, washing - there's SO much to do in a Victorian country house. But when a priceless jade necklace belonging to the lady of the house disappears, Jane turns accidental detective (with the help of her best friend, a pigeon called Plump...) - can she solve the mystery of the missing jewels before it's too late?

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Elma's Office Lady Diary Vol. 2

Author : coolkyousinnjya,Ayami Kazama
Publisher : Seven Seas Entertainment
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2019-08-20
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 9781645051404


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Being a harmony dragon has nothing on the challenges of office work! From learning how to make box lunches to surviving all-out ramen battles, Elma is finding life as an office lady in Japan to be delicious. But when her office is reorganized, can she rise to the challenge--and should she even try?

The Maid

Author : Nita Prose
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 302 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2022-01-04
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780735241343


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INSTANT #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK • CITYLINE BOOK CLUB PICK • “A twist-and-turn whodunit, set in a five-star hotel, from the perspective of the maid who finds the body. Think Clue. Think page-turner.”—Glamour NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—Glamour, W magazine, PopSugar, The Rumpus, Book Riot, CrimeReads, She Reads, Daily Hive, The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, Stylist, Canadian Living “An endearing debut. . . . The reader comes to understand Molly’s worldview, and to sympathize with her longing to be accepted—a quest that gives The Maid real emotional heft.” —The New York Times “The Maid is a masterful, charming mystery that will touch your heart in ways you could never expect. . . . This is the smart, quirky, uplifting read we need.” —Ashley Audrain, #1 bestselling author of The Push A dead body is one mess she can’t clean up on her own. Molly Gray is not like everyone else. She struggles with social skills and misreads the intentions of others. Her gran used to interpret the world for her, codifying it into simple rules that Molly could live by. Since Gran died a few months ago, twenty-five-year-old Molly has been navigating life’s complexities all by herself. No matter—she throws herself with gusto into her work as a hotel maid. Her unique character, along with her obsessive love of cleaning and proper etiquette, make her an ideal fit for the job. She delights in donning her crisp uniform each morning, stocking her cart with miniature soaps and bottles, and returning guest rooms at the Regency Grand Hotel to a state of perfection. But Molly’s orderly life is upended the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black, only to find it in a state of disarray and Mr. Black himself dead in his bed. Before she knows what’s happening, Molly’s unusual demeanour has the police targeting her as their lead suspect. She quickly finds herself caught in a web of deception, one she has no idea how to untangle. Fortunately for Molly, friends she never knew she had unite with her in a search for clues to what really happened to Mr. Black. But will they be able to find the real killer before it’s too late? Both a Clue-like, locked-room mystery and a heartwarming journey of the spirit, The Maid explores what it means to be the same as everyone else and yet entirely different—and reveals that all mysteries can be solved through connection to the human heart.

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Elma's Office Lady Diary Vol. 5

Author : coolkyousinnjya,Ayami Kazama
Publisher : Seven Seas Entertainment
Page : 148 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2022-05-03
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 9781638580591


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Elma is a sweet, gluttonous, and occasionally airheaded harmony dragon who works with Miss Kobayashi. Follow Elma's busy career as she helps train a new employee, gets turned into a baby (thanks, Lucoa!), and as always, eats lots and lots of tasty food. You'll want to feed Elma yourself in this spin-off of Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid!

The Maids

Author : Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2019-07-30
Category : Japan
ISBN : 0811228746


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A major discovery: Tanizaki's wonderful final novel--now available as a paperback

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Elma's Office Lady Diary Vol. 4

Author : Coolkyousinnjya
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2021-05-25
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 9781645058106


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SEASONABLY SWEET Elma, the food-loving dragon, is happily working at Miss Kobayashi’s company. She enjoys the flavors of fall, celebrates Christmas with all of her friends, and even becomes a senpai when a new hire arrives. This adorable harmony dragon works almost as much as she eats in the latest volume of this heartwarming workplace comedy!!

The Diary of a Maidservant

Author : Krishna Baldev Vaid
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 296 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Women domestics
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131773355


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Post-Independence Hindi literature is by and large dominated by the representations of urban, middle class life. Given this context, the focus of Krishna Baldev Vaid's The Diary of a Maidservant is unusual. While the setting is still the big city, the novel bridges the class-divide to delineate the life and thoughts of a young woman who earns a living as a casual household help. The story revolves around Shanti, a teenage maidservant. The generous and literate Mrs Varma gives Shanti a notebook to write in. Through this 'diary' Shanti gradually discovers all kinds of things about herself-impulses, dreams, contradictions. The same diary unfolds the forces an intelligent but poor girl has to contend with in burgeoning New Delhi. Shanti must cope with a family struggling to survive, predatory males, demanding mistresses, and a multitude of her own desires. Even the kindness of her middle-aged employers Biji and Newspaper Sahab-two people who idealistically set out to improve Shanti'slot in life-brings problems with it. Dedicated to hard-working women domestics, Krishna Baldev Vaid thrusts the reader directly into the complications of everyday relationships between masters and servants, and men and women. The Introduction to the volume has been written by Ashok Vajpeyi, a distinguished poet, critic, and editor. The novel, an absorbing read, and the analytically rich introduction by Professor Ashok Vajpeyi, a distinguished poet and academic, will appeal to students and scholars of literature in general and Indian literature in translation in particular, comparative literature, gender studies, cultural studies, as well as general readers.

The Housekeeper's Diary

Author : Wendy Berry
Publisher : Barricade Books Incorporated
Page : 232 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 1995
Category : Berry, Wendy
ISBN : 156980057X


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The author, housekeeper during the period Prince Charles and Princess Diana lived at Highgrove, shares her impressions of the royal couple and the breakdown of their relationship

The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer

Author : Joyce Reardon
Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2002-02-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781401397630


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At the turn of the twentieth century, Ellen Rimbauer became the young bride of Seattle industrialist John Rimbauer, and began keeping a remarkable diary. This diary became the secret place where Ellen could confess her fears of the new marriage, her confusion over her emerging sexuality, and the nightmare that her life would become. The diary not only follows the development of a girl into womanhood, it follows the construction of the Rimbauer mansion called Rose Red; an enormous home that would be the site of so many horrific and inexplicable tragedies in the years ahead. The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red is a rare document, one that gives us an unusual view of daily life among the aristocracy in the early 1900s, a window into one woman's hidden emotional torment, and a record of the mysterious events at Rose Red that scandalized Seattle society at the time - events that can only be fully understood now that the diary has come to light. Edited by Joyce Reardon, Ph.D. as part of her research, the diary is being published as preparations are being made by Dr. Reardon to enter Rose Red and fully investigate its disturbing history.

Diary of a Provincial Lady

Author : E. M. Delafield
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Page : 216 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2016-09-08
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781509845170


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E. M. Delafield's largely autobiographical novel takes the form of a journal written by an upper-middle-class lady living in a Devonshire village. Written with humour, this charming novel is full of the peculiarities of daily life. The Provincial Lady of the title attempts to avoid disaster and prevent chaos from descending upon her household. But with a husband reluctant to do anything but doze behind The Times, mischievous children and trying servants, it's a challenge keeping up appearances on an inadequate income, particularly in front of the infuriating and haughty Lady Boxe. As witty and delightful today as when it was first published in 1930, Diary of a Provincial Lady is a brilliantly observed comic novel and an acknowledged classic. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an introduction by author and journalist Christina Hardyment. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift-editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

The Strand

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 1909
Category : Electronic
ISBN : CORNELL:31924066178405


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