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Lethbridge, Lucy

Overview
Works: 34 works in 81 publications in 6 languages and 3,035 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Miscellanea  Trivia and miscellanea  Military history  Sea stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD8039.D52, 331.761640941
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Most widely held works by Lucy Lethbridge
Servants : a downstairs history of Britain from the nineteenth century to modern times by Lucy Lethbridge( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the immense staff running a lavish Edwardian estate and the lonely maid-of-all-work cooking in a cramped middle-class house to the poor child doing chores in a slightly less poor household, servants were essential to the British way of life. They were hired not only for their skills but also to demonstrate the social standing of their employers -- even as they were required to tread softly and blend into the background. More than simply the laboring class serving the upper crust -- as popular culture would have us believe -- they were a diverse group that shaped and witnessed major changes in the modern home, family, and social order. Spanning over 100 years, Lucy Lethbridge -- in this "best type of history" (Literary Review) -- brings to life through letters and diaries the voices of countless men and women who have been largely ignored by the historical record. She also interviews former and current servants for their recollections of this waning profession. At the fore are the experiences of young girls who slept in damp corners of basements, kitchen maids were required to stir eggs until the yolks were perfectly centered, and cleaners who had to scrub floors on their hands and knees despite the wide availability of vacuum cleaners. We also meet a lord who solved his inability to open a window by throwing a brick through it and Winston Churchill's butler who did not think Churchill would know how to dress on his own. A compassionate and discerning exploration of the complex relationship between the server, the served, and the world they lived in, Servants opens a window onto British society from the Edwardian period to the present. - Jacket flap
Servants : a downstairs view of twentieth-century Britain by Lucy Lethbridge( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An original, authoritative look at the social history of the twentieth century, brilliantly retold through the eyes of the household servants
Florence Nightingale by Lucy Lethbridge( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Afrikaans and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life of the famous English nurse and hospital reformist considered to be the founder of modern nursing. Born into a wealthy family, .Florence nightingale could have lived a life of leisure and luxury. Instead, she longed to be a nurse. In 1830, that was the last thing a rich girl could do but Florence was no ordinary girl. Usborne famous lives retell the stories of fascinating people, bringing them to life so vividly; it's as if you're there with them
True stories of pirates by Lucy Lethbridge( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories about pirates, their hardships and brutality, including pirate captains and those determined to capture them
Mind your manors : tried-and-true British household cleaning tips by Lucy Lethbridge( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"British estates were known to be the epitome of cleanliness with their white-glove perfection. Through her meticulous research on servants, Lucy Lethbridge gleaned much knowledge about how these homes were made to gleam over almost two centuries, from the Victorian through the Edwardian years and beyond. The majority of household tasks were done with basic ingredients like lemon juice, white vinegar, and bicarbonate of soda, which feel very modern in their display of frugality and ecological soundness. Tea leaves were used to freshen up rugs and stewed rhubarb to remove rust stains. Here, Lethbridge reveals these old-fashioned and almost-forgotten techniques that made British households sparkle before the use of complicated contraptions and a spray for every surface. A treasury of advice from servants' memoirs and housekeeping guides, and illustrated with charming art from period advertising and domestic classics, Mind Your Manors is the perfect book for all those who want to put time-tested cleaning methods to work, "--Amazon.com
Napoleon by Lucy Lethbridge( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent to a military school at nine, Napoleon rapidly rose through the ranks of the French Army. But a brilliant military career wasn't enough. Soon, he had seized control of France and then he embarked upon a plan to rule all of Europe
Pirates by Lucy Lethbridge( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains stories of heroism, bravery and battling the odds. This book contains maps, line drawings and notes on sources and further reading
Ada Lovelace : the computer wizard of Victorian England by Lucy Lethbridge( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was a child prodigy. Brilliant at maths, she read numbers like most people read words. In 1834 she came to the attention of Charles Babbage, a scientist and techno-whizz who had just built an amazing new 'Thinking Machine'. Ada and Mr Babbage made a perfect partnership, which produced the most important invention of the modern world - the computer!"--Back cover. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
A downstairs view of twentieth-century Britain by Lucy Lethbridge( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An original, authoritative look at the social history of the 20th century, brilliantly retold through the eyes of the household servants
A deep but dazzling darkness : an anthology of personal experiences of God( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The human experience of God holds within it a long and winding story, with delight and pain, assurance and doubt, ectasy and frustration. A Deep but Dazzling Darkness is a wonderfully surprising and inspiring anthology of attempts to capture in words the experience of religious faith, drawn from letters, journals, novels and poems, from every age of the church's life and from every Christian tradition." -- Back cover
Spit & polish : old-fashioned ways to banish dirt, dust and decay by Lucy Lethbridge( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From floor to ceiling, and leaving no awkward corner untouched, here are the tricks and techniques that generations once took for granted, distilled for modern use: how to get rid of water marks or heat rings on polished wood; the antibacterial qualities of simple vinegar; the damp cloth versus the dry duster; and using lemon juice to clear limescale. Combining fascinating 'below-stairs' social history with startling facts and useful tips, Lucy Lethbridge restores fast-disappearing skills to keep at bay dust, rust, mildew, stains and pests. Here, beautifully illustrated and entertainingly presented, are a bygone era's keys to a clean house
Who was St Francis of Assisi : the patron saint of animals by Lucy Lethbridge( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annie Oakley : sharpshooter of the Wild West by Lucy Lethbridge( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Smith : his life & legacy by Lucy Lethbridge( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Usborne true stories of pirates by Lucy Lethbridge( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Ada Lovelace : the mathematical genius by Lucy Lethbridge( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HISTORY & THE PAST: GENERAL INTEREST (CHILDREN'S / TEENAGE). Daughter of the famous romantic poet Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was a child prodigy. Brilliant at maths, she read numbers like most people read words.Lady Byron wanted Ada to be as unlike her father as possible. Ada grew up surrounded by an army of tutors who taught her every subject every waking moment, except for poetry.In 1843 Ada came to the attention of Charles Babbage, a scientist and inventor who had just built a miraculous machine called the 'Difference Engine'. Ada and Mr Babbage started working together - a perfect partnership which led to the most important invention of the modern world: the computer!. Age 9+
Ada Lovelace : computer wizard of the 19th century by Lucy Lethbridge( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was Annie Oakley : sharpshooter of the Wild West by Lucy Lethbridge( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ADA LOVELACE : the mathematical genius by Lucy Lethbridge( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Victorians Ada Lovelace : The mathematical genius by Lucy Lethbridge( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lethbridge, L.

Lucy Lethbridge britische Schriftstellerin

Lucy Lethbridge British author of non-fiction books for children and adults

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True stories of piratesNapoleonPiratesAda Lovelace : the computer wizard of Victorian EnglandA deep but dazzling darkness : an anthology of personal experiences of GodWho was St Francis of Assisi : the patron saint of animalsAnnie Oakley : sharpshooter of the Wild WestAda Lovelace : computer wizard of the 19th centuryWho was Annie Oakley : sharpshooter of the Wild West