When young Mollie became a ‘skivvy’ in a stately London townhouse aged just 14, she quickly learned that she would need a large amount of elbow grease and a sense of humour.
Through Mollie’s eyes we are offered a fascinating glimpse into London’s invisible ‘downstairs’, a world that has long-since vanished: cooking huge roast dinners, polishing doorknobs, scrubbing steps – and covering up her employers’ scandals.
Going to dances with her fellow servants and flirting with Harrods’ errand boys, she had no idea that the oncoming war in 1939 would change her world, and that of those she served, forever…
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