10 memories from the book that inspired 'Downton Abbey'

"Below Stairs," the memoir that inspired "Downton Abbey" and "Upstairs, Downstairs," gets a re-release as "Downton Abbey" begins its second season.

3. Powell thought the list of her duties must be a mistake


"I thought it was for six people to do," she wrote. A kitchen maid rose at 5:30 a.m., cleaned the flues as well as a steel fender, the metal on the front door, the steps, everyone's boots and shoes, and put out the breakfast for the workers. Then the day officially started.

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