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Rosina Harrison

Biography

Rosina Harrison

Rosina Harrison (1899-1989) served as Lady Nancy Astor's personal maid for over  35 years and was the author of two books.

Rosina Harrison

Books by Rosina Harrison

by Rosina Harrison - Historical , Memoir, Women's History

In 1928, Rosina Harrison, a no-nonsense, whip-smart girl from the country, arrived at the illustrious Astor family household to take up her new position as personal maid to the infamously temperamental Lady Nancy Astor. What no one expected was that Rosina's new job would result in a decades-long friendship. For 35 years, from the parties thrown for royalty and trips across the globe, to the air raids during WWII, Rose was by Lady Astor's side and behind the scenes, keeping everything running smoothly. Like Downton Abbey, ROSE is a captivating insight into the great wealth "upstairs" and the endless work "downstairs."