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For Downton Abbey fans, this is the revered butler’s guide to running your home gracefully. Stanley Ager served fifty-three years as a butler in some of the most magnificent houses in Britain. Closest to his heart was St. Michael’s Mount in Cornwall, where he worked for the second and third Lords Levan for three decades. T

his book written with Fiona St. Aubyn, granddaughter of the third Lord Levan, is his masterwork and guidebook on how to maintain the home elegantly and efficiently. From caring for clothing to managing the table, all of the basics of home management are covered here in delicious detail. Recently called a bible for traditional butlers by The New York Times, it could be the source material for the beloved Downton Abbey characters Carson and Bates.


A fascinating insight.

Julian Fellowes, creater of Downton Abbey

Delightful and informative for everyone...


A bible...

New York Times

Packed with sensible information, to say nothing of the enjoyment to be gained in reading about life 'downstairs...

Publishers Weekly
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