Margaret Powell
(1907-1984)

woman, author, and broadcaster

Died aged c. 77

Margaret Powell (1907 – April 1984) was an English writer. Her book about her experiences in domestic service, Below Stairs, became a best-seller and she went on to write other books and became a television personality. Below Stairs was an impetus for Upstairs, Downstairs and the basis of Beryl's Lot, and is one of the inspirations of Downton Abbey.

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Margaret Powell 1907-1984 author and broadcaster lived here

222 Old Shoreham Road, Hove, United Kingdom where they lived