Ai piani bassi
Publish date: November 2012
Pages no: 200
Edition language: Italian
Nice read if you're interested in Downton Abbey.
This is a memoir that reads like a polished transcription of an audio interview. The colloquialisms and patronizing language remain intact, but it should be noted that the book was originally published in 1968 and Margaret Powell was already 61 years old by then. If it reads in your grandmother's sc...
When Powell was one of seven children, and pretty much starving, everything was better and had more flavor. Not like the rubbish you get nowadays (ie., 1968). She has a strong voice but lacks perspective on everything. She tells the reader that her parents could enjoy sexy times in privacy only when...
I'm almost tempted to call this a quick read, but that would be misleading. It is indeed a short book, readable almost in one sitting. And the author's voice often comes across as a bit breezy. But it's not a 'lite' book.Margaret Powell went into service as a kitchen maid at the age of 14. She eve...
Questo libro non mi ha entusiasmato più di tanto; forse perché le aspettative erano diverse.Scorre bene e la descrizione delle vicende sono molto realistiche e dettagliate, ma non sono riuscita ad affezionarmi alla protagonista;l'ho trovata un po'troppo cinica, impedendomi di provare empatia per la...
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