Servants' Hall: A Real Life Upstairs, Downstairs Romance - Margaret Powell Oh my goodness, I love DOWNTON ABBEY, but this book bored me to tears. The writing was so incredibly dry and what should have been a great storyline couldn't maintain my interest. Now I must admit that I have not read the author's first book [b:Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"|11966836|Below Stairs The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"|Margaret Powell|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1318919780s/11966836.jpg|6790796]and reviewers that had read that book gave this book a higher rating.