|Plot Summary of One Pair of Hands|
|"This is Monica Dickens' memoir of her one-and-half years as a cook general and housemaid in the 1930's, and a look at a profession that doesn't exist any more. Dickens started this work because she was bored and didn't have anything to do with herself, rather than from any real need for money. She mostly worked for respectable middle class families, but she also got a taste of working as a cook at a country manor. She was fired when her first employer's boyfriend got grabby, resigned from her country manor job when the butler tried to blackmail her, and went through many misadventures which can't have seemed funny at the time, but gave her material for an entertaining memoir."
Jˇhanna, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of One Pair of Hands|
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Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Fancy Mansion
- mostly 1st
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- eccentric personalities
Writer's slant towards subject:
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
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