Virginia White is a downstairs maid in an upper middle class household and has been so since she was fourteen years old. Ten years on, she is dismissed from her position when the master of the house decides he needs something younger to look at. The only position open to her is that of housemaid to a lower middle class family. The conditions are unpleasant, the working week longer, and the wages less.
Set in Edwardian England, she is far away from the opportunities of London and must accept what little her life offers. As she struggles to come to terms with her situation, she takes refuge in her fantasies. (110.000 words)
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