Margaret Powell

Latest book

Tales From Below Stairs: The bestselling memoirs of a 1920s kitchen maid

About Margaret Powell

Margaret Powell was born in Hove in 1907 and became a kitchen maid at fifteen, eventually progressing to cook. In 1968 the first volume of her memoirs, Below Stairs, was published to instant success, turning her into a celebrity. She followed this up with Climbing the Stairs, The Treasure Upstairs and The Margaret Powell Cookery Book as well as co-authoring three novels, tie-ins to the television series Beryl's Lot, which was based on her life story. She died in 1984.

Books by Margaret Powell

  • Tales From Below Stairs: The bestselling memoirs of a 1920s kitchen maid
  • The Downstairs Cookbook: Recipes From A 1920s Household Cook
  • Climbing the Stairs: From kitchen maid to cook; the heartwarming memoir of a life in service
  • Below Stairs: The Bestselling Memoirs of a 1920s Kitchen Maid