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Summary: With her employers out, a maid in 1920s England has a rare chance to meet with her secret lover, the son from a nearby manor. Class issues keep them apart, and although he is about to leave to marry a suitable wife, the events of this weekend could change their lives -- and love -- forever.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MOT

Summary: Set in England on the cusp of World War II, the final film by Ernst Lubitsch is a zany comedy of manners that sends up British class hierarchy with his famously light touch. Cluny Brown is an irrepressible heroine with a zeal for plumbing. Sent to work as a parlormaid at a stuffy country manor, she proceeds to turn the household upside down with plenty of help from Adam Belinski, an eccentric...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY COMEDY CLU

Fujiwara, Hiro

Summary: "As if being student council president of a predominantly male high school isn't hard enough, Misaki Ayuzawa has a major secret-- she works at a maid café after school! How is she supposed to keep her image of being ultrasmart, strong and overachieving intact once school heartthrob Takumi Usui discovers her double life?!"--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: VIZ Media 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 MAI

Summary: What happens when a drunken promise leads to living with a dragon? That's Miss Kobayashi's new reality when Tohru, her new maid-slash-dragon appears in her life! And if one wasn't enough, in comes Kanna, a little dragon with a big attitude. Soon, Kobayashi has a house full of adorable dragons, one serving tail and the other serving serious moe.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME MIS

Summary: The mischief and mayhem continue for Miss Kobayashi and her bevy of dragons including her devoted maid, Tohru. Their lives get turned upside down by the arrival of Ilulu, a powerful chaos dragon who doesn₂t believe humans and dragons should coexist.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME MIS

Summary: A war criminal in hiding forms a relationship with his only connection to the outside world--his maid.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD ORD

Maxwell, Alyssa

Summary: "Following the devastation of the Great War, England's noble class takes comfort in honoring tradition. To celebrate their grandparents' wedding anniversary, Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her siblings travel to Staffordshire to commission a china service bearing the Wroxly coat of arms from the venerated Crown Lily Potteries, a favorite of Queen Mary. The two leading designers at the illustrious...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC MAX

Kinsey, T. E.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Spring, 1909, and Lady Hardcastle, amateur sleuth and all-round eccentric, is enjoying a well-deserved rest. But a week after a trip to the cattle market, Spencer Caradine, a local farmer, turns up dead in the pub, face-down in his beef and mushroom pie. Once again, it is up to Lady Hardcastle and her maid, Florence, to solve the case. Armed with wit and whimsy, not to mention Florence's mean...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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McClure, Marcia Lynn

Summary: "Chambermaid Faris Shayhan escapes from Tremeshton Manor to work for Lady Rockrimmon at Loch Loland Castle and encounters the rogue Highwayman of Tanglewood who steals her heart. When Lochlan Rockrimmon returns to the castle and protects her from Kade Tremshton, Faris must reconcile her love for the Highwayman with her growing attraction for the heir of Rockrimmon"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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McFadden, Freida

28 holds on 10 copies

Summary: Every day I clean the Winchesters' beautiful house top to bottom. I collect their daughter from school. And I cook a delicious meal for the whole family before heading up to eat alone in my tiny room on the top floor. I try to ignore how Nina makes a mess just to watch me clean it up. How she tells strange lies about her own daughter. And how her husband Andrew seems more broken every day. But...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2022

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Searle, Sarah Winifred

Summary: Patience is a kindhearted country girl, eking out a living in Edwardian England as tremors of social change rock the world around her. When she starts her employment in formal service on the grounds of an opulent country manor, she has no idea that her own personal revolution is about to begin. Selfless, dutiful, and just a touch naive, she takes to both her place as a parlor maid and to her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Iron Circus Comics 2020

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 SEA

Summary: Mississippi during the 1960s: Skeeter, a southern society girl, returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives, and a small Mississippi town, upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up, to the dismay of her...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone Home Entertainment 2011

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Parry, Ambrose

Summary: Dr Will Raven is a man seldom shocked by human remains, but even he is disturbed by the contents of a package washed up at the Port of Leith. Stranger still, a man Raven has long detested is pleading for his help to escape the hangman. Back at 52 Queen Street, Sarah Fisher has set her sights on learning to practise medicine. Almost everyone seems intent on dissuading her from this ambition, but...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Canongate Books Ltd. 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAR

Summary: Touki bouki: "A vivid, fractured portrait of Senegal in the early 1970s. ... two young lovers long to leave Dakar for the glamour and comforts of France, but their escape plan is beset by complications both concrete and mystical"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2013

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MAR

Summary: Bait: A tale of deception and seduction, directed by and starring Hugo Haas features three people searching for a lost gold mine: the dangerous Marko, young miner Ray and the comely Peggy. As Marko and Ray search for the mine, Peggy arrives, stirring Ray's passion and igniting Marko's suspicion. As months pass, the three find themselves closing in on the mine, but the tension between them is...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY CRIME/MYSTERY NOI

Fujiwara, Hiro

Summary: "As if being student council president of a predominantly male high school isn't hard enough, Misaki Ayuzawa has a major secret-- she works at a maid café after school! How is she supposed to keep her image of being ultrasmart, strong and overachieving intact once school heartthrob Takumi Usui discovers her double life?!"--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: VIZ Media 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 MAI

Gallico, Paul

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Mrs. Harris is a salt-of-the-earth London charlady who cheerfully cleans the houses of the rich. One day, while tidying Lady Dant's wardrobe, she comes across the most beautiful thing she has ever seen in her life--a Dior dress. In all the years of her drab and humble existence, she's never seen anything as magical as the dress before her and she's never wanted anything so badly. Determined to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2022

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Land, Stephanie

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Land's plans of breaking free from the roots of her hometown in the Pacific Northwest to chase her dreams were cut short when a summer fling turned into an unexpected pregnancy. She turned to housekeeping to make ends meet, took classes online to earn a college degree. And she wrote relentlessly: true stories of overworked and underpaid Americans; of living on food stamps and WIC coupons. Here...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LAN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B LAND LAN

Parry, Ambrose

Summary: "Edinburgh, 1850. Despite being at the forefront of modern medicine, hordes of patients are dying all across the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless. But it is not just the deaths that dismay the esteemed Dr James Simpson - a whispering campaign seeks to blame him for the death of a patient in suspicious circumstances. Simpson's protégé Will Raven and former housemaid Sarah...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Canongate 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAR

McKeon, Kathy

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: In 1964, Kathy McKeon was just nineteen years old and newly arrived from Ireland when she was hired as the personal assistant to former first lady Jackie Kennedy. The next thirteen years of her life were spent in Jackie's service, during which Kathy not only played a crucial role in raising young Caroline and John Jr., but also had a front-row seat to some of the twentieth century's most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MCK

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MCKEON, KATHY MCK

Bardugo, Leigh

11 holds on 8 copies

Summary: "In a shabby house, on a shabby street, in the new capital of Madrid, Luzia Cotado uses scraps of magic to get through her days of endless toil as a scullion. But when her scheming mistress discovers the lump of a servant cowering in the kitchen is actually hiding a talent for little miracles, she demands Luzia use those gifts to better the family's social position. What begins as simple...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2024

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC BAR

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAR

Mori, Kaoru

Summary: "Despite each resolving to put the other from their minds, Emma and William's unexpected meeting has rekindled the embers of their love for each other. Though with William engaged to the daughter of a viscount - and ideal match in society's view - the two will face unbending opposition and many difficult decisions if they wish to pursue a future together. Mrs. Trollop is sympathetic to their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yen Press 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 EMM

Summary: Lady Alyce Marshmorton must marry soon, and the servants at Tottney Castle have a betting pool on who Lady Alyce will choose. Features the Academy Award-winning dance number "Fun house" with Astaire, Burns and Allen.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2010

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS DAM

Fredericks, Mariah

Summary: Through her exquisite prose, sharp observation and deft plotting, Mariah Fredericks invites us into the heart of a changing New York in her remarkable debut adult novel.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2018

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