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  • Fascinating, beautifully written and meticulously researched

    Literary Review
  • An absorbing investigation, serious, radical and feminist in its politics, entertaining in its delivery

    The Independent
  • Offers us an invaluable glimpse into the hidden history of domestic service in an absorbing narrative, beautifully written with the sensibility of a poet

    The Times
  • A compelling portrait of how rich and poor women of this time were locked into a strange and pernicious symbiosis, and a vital warning against social inequality


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