Listen to tales of life in some of Britain’s most prominent households in times gone by during a free lunchtime talk by author Tessa Boase at Worthing Library.
Tessa’s new book The Housekeeper’s Tale, draws on entirely new sources to tell the extraordinary stories of the women who ran some of Britain’s most prominent households, including several Sussex houses.
She has trawled through old bundles of letters, secret diaries and neglected stately home archives to resurrect a series of personal stories from 19th and 20th century domestic service.
Tessa is an experienced speaker, and has been a judge on both the Thomas Cook Travel Book award and the Guild of Food Writers Critic of the Year award. She read English at Oxford, and has worked as a voiceover artist, a children’s scriptwriter, and a commissioning editor for The Daily and Sunday Telegraph and The Daily Mail. As a freelance feature writer she contributes to a wide range of national newspapers and magazines.
This is a free drop-in event.
The Housekeeper’s Tale lunchtime talk is from 12.10 pm to 12.50 pm on Tuesday June 2nd.
Worthing Library is in Richmond Road, Worthing.
Pictured: Tessa Boase