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The murderess of Harley Street

What happened when an upper servant got pregnant? Of all the babies accepted by London’s Foundling Hospital between 1821 and 1830, two thirds came from servants. Of […]

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When is a ‘crust of dust’ a good thing?

Helen Lloyd, Housekeeper supremo for the National Trust, is one of those redoubtable, no-nonsense Englishwomen who gets things done. She blew into the Trust 33 years […]

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Skivvies for the middle classes

The October Gallery on Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, is a place of sleek white walls and contemporary art, with a trendy Persian café serving excellent pilaf. […]

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Born to serve?

There are qualities you can list on a CV, or pick up on at interview, but there is something indefinable about a good housekeeper. In Nicky […]

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