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A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson
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Apr 18, 2008

really liked it
Read in April, 2008

This book had a really cute story about a girl from Russia that goes to London after a nanny steals all their money and leaves her family poor. In London to make ends meet she decides to become a maid servant for a Rupert The Earl of Westerholm. The Earl has little money left and must face selling Mersham manor unless he marries a wealthy woman to keep it afloat. He becomes engaged to Muriel, a wealthy orphan who is quite obsessed with eugenics. Rupert's plans to marry Muriel are honorable and must keep his promise of marriage to her, but finds he is falling in love with his sweet new Russian house maid.

I neglected one star from my rating because it is a rather tricky book to read. It reads in a old style and has a lot of foreign words can slow your reading pace at times.
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Rhonda Thanks for the update, Tommi!


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