1st May 1926 - Dear Alec, Just when those who should be working are all downing tools for this wretched strike (and I still can't believe it - I mean to say: riots, Alec - in Edinburgh of all places) guess who is setting her virgin shoulder to its very first wheel? I am dressed in serge and sensible footwear, sleeping in an iron bed and dining off pickled tongue at six o'clock each day.
I am, in short, that nice young Mrs Balfour's new maid.
But don't worry, Alec dear: things haven't got as bad as all that.
It's just that that nice young Mr Balfour is going to kill his wife.
At least, she thinks so, and the more I hear about him from butler, cook and bootboy the more I'm inclined to agree. So I'm undercover, in disguise, bent upon foiling. And jolly hard work it is too - tomorrow is my half-day free if you'd care take me out for a restorative bun. (Every maid needs a beau to buy buns for her.) Yours, Dandy xx p.s.
Ask for Miss Rossiter: below stairs I am she.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages, n/a
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 01/04/2010
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780340992968